An epithelial ovarian tumor with steroid production was examined in a 70-year-old postmenopausal female. The stromal cells of this tumor were rather dense and occasionally characterized by luteinization or hyperthecosis, which has been associated with steroidogenesis. Subcellular visualization using confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) successfully led to the identification of 3β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (HSD) in both mitochondria-like small particles and endoplasmic reticulum-like linear profiles, and P450-aromatase also in endoplasmic reticulum-like linear profiles, on the three-dimensional images.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
- confocal laser scanning microscopy
- epithelial ovarian tumor
- steroidogenic stroma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine