Hyperreactio luteinalis in normal singleton pregnancy

M. Okadome, T. Kaku, N. Tsukamoto, T. Saito, K. Matsukuma, K. Uehira, T. Hirakawa, H. Nakano

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A case of hyperreactio luteinalis in a patient with normal singleton pregnancy is reported. The course of pregnancy had been normal until the 24th week of gestation, when the mother developed lower abdominal pain and signs of virilization. She delivered of a normal female infant at 39 weeks' gestation. The baby did not show any signs of masculinization. Serum testosterone, Δ4-androstenedione, and 5α-dihydrotestosterone of the mother were markedly elevated. They remained high after the delivery but returned to the normal ranges soon after the partial resection of the enlarged ovaries. Reported cases of hyperreactio luteinalis are reviewed. Their maternal serum androgen levels were compared with cases of luteoma of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-371
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology


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