Benign prostatic hyperplasia and uterine leiomyomas in a female pseudohermaphrodite: A case report

Heyns C.F. ; Rimington P.D. ; Kruger T.F. ; Falck V.G. (1987)


A 60-year old female pseudohermaphrodite with congenital adrenal hyperplasia presented with acute retention of urine and a lower abdominal mass. At laparotomy a large uterus with multiple leiomyomas was removed. Transurethral resection of the obstructing bladder neck revealed benign prostatic hyperplasia. This patient demonstrates that benign prostatic hyperplasia may develop in the presence of androgens from an extratesticular source.

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