Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 227-230

An incidental ovarian mass: A case of ovarian hemangioma with prominent stromal luteinization

1 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2 Transplant Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
3 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Mohammad Hossein Anbardar
Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box: 71345-1864, Shiraz
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.153172

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Ovarian hemangioma is a rare benign tumor of female genital tract. Stromal luteinization in ovarian hemangioma is an uncommon process and the pathogenesis is controversial. In this regard, two hypotheses have been suggested whether luteinization is a reactive process or it is the stimulator for development of ovarian hemangioma. Here, we report a case of a 55-year-old woman who referred to our center due to incidental finding of left ovarian mass in pelvic sonography. Microscopically, the mass showed a mixed cavernous and capillary hemangioma and the peripheral stroma contained several small and large clusters of stromal cells, which were luteinized. It should be noted that an ovarian hemangioma could be associated with stromal luteinization although its pathogenesis is not clearly known. Yet, we believe the stromal luteinization around ovarian hemangioma could be a reactive phenomenon.

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