Hepatocellular adenoma and polycystic ovary syndrome


Christian Toso, Clinique et Policlinique de Chirurgie digestive, Département de chirurgie, Hôpitaux Universitaires Genève, Rue Micheli-du-Crest, 24 CH-1211, Genève 14.
Tel: 00 41 22 372 77 02.
e-mail: christian.toso@hcuge.ch


Abstract: Various identified risk factors predispose to hepatocellular adenomas. We present the case of a young woman with liver adenoma in a context of polycystic ovary syndrome, associated with high levels of androgens and following a high dose hormonal therapy. In view of this complication, we recommend a close screening of patients with such hormonal imbalance, especially those who are treated with high doses of hormones, with repeated liver tests and ultrasonographies.