Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Oct 6, 2021; 9(28): 8482-8491
Published online Oct 6, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i28.8482
Postmenopausal women with hyperandrogenemia: Three case reports
Xiao-Dan Zhu, Lin-Yu Zhou, Jian Jiang, Tian-An Jiang
Xiao-Dan Zhu, Lin-Yu Zhou, Jian Jiang, Tian-An Jiang, Department of Ultrasound Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China
Author contributions: Zhu XD drafted the manuscript, collected the data, and reviewed the literature; Zhou LY and Jiang J performed the histological examination and reviewed the manuscript; Jiang TA provided academic help, and critically reviewed the manuscript; All authors have confirmed and approved the final manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81971623, and No. 82027803.
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Corresponding author: Tian-An Jiang, MD, Chief Physician, Director, Department of Ultrasound Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 79 Qingchun Road, Hangzhou 310006, Zhejiang Province, China.
Received: March 12, 2021
Peer-review started: March 12, 2021
First decision: June 24, 2021
Revised: July 5, 2021
Accepted: August 18, 2021
Article in press: August 18, 2021
Published online: October 6, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: Ovarian steroid cell tumors are a rare sex cord-stromal tumor accounting for approximately 0.1% of all ovarian tumors. Although virilization caused by increased serum testosterone levels is an important clinical feature of ovarian steroid cell tumors, it is often completely asymptomatic. Therefore, while paying attention to the typical imaging features of ovarian steroid cell tumors, we cannot ignore clinically asymptomatic patients, especially postmenopausal women.