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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1989;23(1): 181-186.
Lipid Cell Tumor of the Ovary: A case report.
Sung Churl Lim, Keun Hong Kee, Ho Jong Chun, Hae Sook Song, Chae Hong Suh
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine Chosun University, Kwangju, Korea.
Lipid cell tumors of the ovary are among the rarest of the functional ovarian neoplasms. Recently, authors experienced a case of lipid cell tumor of the left ovary in a 19 year old female, who presented with amenorrhea and hirsutism for 4 years. Grossly, the ovary was well encapsulated, and measured 6.5x6x4.5 cm. Cut surface show homogenous yellowish bulging neoplastic tissue and peritheral displaced normal ovarian tissue. Microscopically, neoplastic cells were composed of rounded and polyhedral cells, arranged in nests seperated by rich vascular networks. On the basis of the author's findings and the evidence available in the literature, we determined this case as ovarian lipid cell tumor.
Key Words: Lipid cell tumor; Amenorrhea; Hirsutism