Objective: To report on a patient with virilization during pregnancy who experienced delayed lactation secondary to elevated maternal androgens. Design: Case report and review of the literature. Setting: University hospital. Patient(s): A 32-year-old pregnant woman presented with virilization at 32 weeks' gestation. Intervention(s): Laboratory evaluation, ultrasound examination, magnetic resonance imaging, cesarean section for fetal indication, nipple stimulation to facilitate lactation. Main Outcome Measure(s): Case report. Result(s): Postpartum normalization of serum T levels and patient ability to breastfeed exclusively after delayed initiation of lactation. Conclusion(s): Maternal virilization during pregnancy is rare and is often due to androgen-secreting tumors that are benign. Therefore, careful evaluation of these patients is important to avoid inadvertent oophorectomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Fertility and Sterility|
|State||Published - Nov 2008|
- delayed breastfeeding
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology