The Quizzes about Endocrinology disease – Part 5 (20 test)

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May stimulate surrounding tissue to secrete androgens

Krukenberg’s tumors of the ovary stimulate surrounding ovarian stromal tissue to produce excess androgen. When onset of hair growth (with or without frank virilization) is very rapid, a neoplastic source of androgen is suggested. As well as ovarian tumors, the potential neoplasms include adenomas and carcinomas of the adrenal gland.

The Quizzes about Endocrinology disease – Part 5 (20 test)
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