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SALMAN M, Patricio et al. Virilization caused by an ovarian tumor: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2011, vol.139, n.8, pp.1066-1070. ISSN 0034-9887.

We report a 76-year-old woman with a virilization syndrome characterized by progressive androgenic alopecia, clitoris enlargement and hirsutism predominating in the face. Plasma testosterone was 711 ng/dl. Magnetic resonance imaging showed slightly enlarged ovaries with a cyst in the left. A bilateral oophorectomy was performed, demonstrating the presence of a Leydig cell hilar tumor in the right ovary. The patient had a good postoperative evolution with reduction of androgen levels and reversion of alopecia.

Keywords : Hyperandrogenism; Leydig cell tumor; Testosterone.

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