Journal of Cancer Research and Immuno-Oncology

Journal of Cancer Research and Immuno-Oncology
Open Access

ISSN: 2684-1266



Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor of the Ovary in a Postmenopausal Woman

Debora Chantada de la Fuente, Maria de los Angeles Peteiro Cancelo, Laura Juaneda-Magdalena Benavides and Lara Alberta Lista

Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor of the ovary represents less than 0.5% of all ovary neoplasms. It is a tumor that affects predominantly young woman, who most of the times associate signs of virilization. It has recently been associated with mutations in DICER1. In this report, we describe a case of Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor in an asymptomatic 61- year-oldwoman who underwent a laparoscopic bilateral anexectomy for a heterogenous cystic lesion found in her left ovary. The microscopic examination of the lesion, showed a solid-cystic tumoral proliferation in the region identified as ovarian hilum, formed by two distinct and intermixed cell populations (Leydig cells and Sertoli cells). The prognosis of this kind of tumor is usually good, unless it shows poor differentiation and/or heterologous elements or retiforme pattern. So, the recommended treatment of these tumors, is a conservative approach. In our case, the anexectomy was performed by expressed desire of the patient.