A gonadal stromal neoplasm composed only of theca cells, occurring mostly in the postmenopausal ovary. It is filled with lipid-containing spindle cells and produces estrogens that can lead to endometrial hyperplasia; uterine hemorrhage; or other malignancies in postmenopausal women and sexual precocity in girls. When tumors containing theca cells also contain fibroblasts, they are identified as thecoma-fibroma tumors with less active hormone production.


Images

<b>Thecoma</b> high mag.jpg

Thecoma high mag.jpg
en.wikipedia.org

Webpathology.com: A Collection

Webpathology.com: A Collection
www.webpathology.com

Webpathology.com: A Collection

Webpathology.com: A Collection
www.webpathology.com

<b>Thecoma</b>.

Thecoma.
emedicine.medscape.com

<b>THECOMA</b> - 20X

THECOMA - 20X
tvmouse.ucdavis.edu

Webpathology.com: A Collection

Webpathology.com: A Collection
www.webpathology.com

Comments:

Comments:
www.webpathology.com

micrograph of a <b>thecoma</b>

micrograph of a thecoma
en.wikipedia.org

Leave a message about 'Thecoma'



We do not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any content in this site. Click here for the full disclaimer.

Last update: September 2014