Leydig cell tumor and hyperplasia: A review

Maurizio Colecchia, Manuel Nistal, Pilar Gonzalez-Peramato, Luca Carmignani, Roberto Salvioni, Nicola Nicolai, Javier Regadera

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We describe the role of Leydig cells in normal, hyperplastic and neoplastic testis. Recent acquisitions on etiology and pathobiology of Leydig cell proliferations, unusual microscopic presentations and clinical and morphologic features predictive of malignancy are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-147
Number of pages9
JournalAnalytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007


  • Hyperplasia
  • Leydig cell
  • Leydig cells
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Histology
  • Cell Biology


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