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Leydig's tumour

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A rare and usually benign hormone-producing tumour in the testicle originating from Leydig interstitial cells or similar hilu cells in the ovary. They produce androgens and oestrogens, causing virilisation (the appearance of male physical characteristics) in women.

May be the same as Sertoli-Leydig cell tumour.

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