Archive Of Standardized Exam Questions: Sertoli-Leydig Cell Ovarian Tumor


This page is dedicated to organizing various examples of standardized exam questions whose answer is Sertoli-Leydig cell ovarian tumor. While this may seem a odd practice, it is useful to see multiple examples of how Sertoli-Leydig cell ovarian tumor will be characterized on standardized exams (namely the boards and the shelf exams). This page is not meant to be used as a tradition question bank (as all of the answers will be the same), however seeing the classic “test” characterization for a disease is quite valuable.


Question # 1

A 25 year old woman, G2P2, comes to the clinic for a routine exam. She explains that she has noticed facial hair growth over the past few months, and also believes that her voice has become deeper. Her last menstrual period was 6 months ago. Her mother died from invasive lobular breast carcinoma at the age of 59. Physical examination reveals  coarse facial hair, and a pelvic exam demonstrates both clitoromegaly and a large adnexal mass. A urine pregnancy test is negative. Pelvic ultrasonography is conducted and demonstrates the presence of a large ovarian cyst. What is the most likely diagnosis in this patient?


Page Updated: 10.29.2016