A pregnancy luteoma (PL) was incidentally found at a term cesarean section in a 27-year-old black woman without any endocrine abnormality. The lesion involved only the left ovary; it had a nodular and focal pseudoalveolar growth pattern and was associated with areas of tubular sertoliform component, consistent with granulosa cell proliferation. Immunohistochemistry revealed a diffuse positivity to Inhibin A, CD99, cytokeratin and vimentin. The ultrastructure was typical of steroid-producing cells. PL is a tumor-like lesion arising in pregnant women and often misdiagnosed as a neoplastic lesion; awareness of this rare entity and its differential diagnoses may avoid unnecessary surgery in young patients.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Pathology Research and Practice|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|
- Granulosa cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine