Arrhenoblastoma of ovary
Arrhenoblastoma of the ovary is an ovarian tumor that releases the male hormone, testosterone, or other hormones.
This is a rare tumor. It accounts for less than 0.5% of all ovarian tumors.
These tumors are found in women of all age groups, but are most common in young women.
This tumor releases male hormones, which causes the following symptoms in women:
- Deepening of the voice
- Increased hair on the face and body
- Increased size of the clitoris
- Male pattern baldness
Surgery is the main treatment. If the cancer has spread, chemotherapy or radiation therapy should be considered.
The outcome of this disease depends on whether it has spread, and whether surgery can completely remove the tumor. The overall 5-year survival rate is 70 - 90%.
Arrhenoblastoma has a low chance of spreading. If the tumor is found early, the cure rate can be very good.
There is no good screening test. Getting a gynecological exam each year and recognizing masculine symptoms can help detect the disease.