What does a finding of virilization suggest in the evaluation of androgen excess?

Updated: Mar 14, 2018
  • Author: Mohamed Yahya Abdel-Rahman, MD, MSc; Chief Editor: Richard Scott Lucidi, MD, FACOG  more...
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Virilization suggests an androgen secreting tumors. Features of virilization include temporal male pattern balding, laryngeal hypertrophy, loss of feminine body contour and clitoral hypertrophy. [37] Clitoromegaly is diagnosed when the clitoral length times diameter is >35 mm2.


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