Gestationeel hyperandrogenisme

Translated title of the contribution: Gestational hyperandrogenism - A case report and literature review

L. Galajdova, S. Weyers, M. Temmerman

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Gestational hyperandrogenism is a rare condition with potentially severe consequences for the pregnant woman and her female fetus in terms of permanent virilisation. The two most common causes include luteomas and theca-lutein cysts of the ovary. The diagnosis is based on history taking, hormone analysis and imaging. The therapeutic possibilities to prevent virilisation of a female foetus are unfortunately very limited. An appropriate counselling of the parents concerning the limited antenatal treatment options and the possibility of post-natal corrective surgery of the external genitals of the affected female newborn remain crucial. A case report is presented, followed by a brief discussion of the diagnostic and therapeutic approach of this uncommon condition.

Translated title of the contributionGestational hyperandrogenism - A case report and literature review
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)1362-1369
Number of pages8
JournalTijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes


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