Struma ovarii associated with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome and elevated serum CA 125

Julie J. Huh, F. J. Montz, Robert E. Bristow

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Abstract

Background. Struma ovarii, presenting as pseudo-Meigs' syndrome with an elevated CA 125 level, is a rare condition. Case. A 65-year-old patient presented with ascites, hydrothorax, right ovarian mass, and elevated CA 125 level. These findings were suspicious for an ovarian malignancy. The mass was removed and revealed struma ovarii, a specialized ovarian teratoma composed predominantly of mature thyroid tissue. In the setting of ascites and hydrothorax, the condition is known as pseudo-Meigs' syndrome. This is the second reported case in the English language literature of pseudo-Meigs' syndrome with an elevated CA 125 level resulting from struma ovarii. Conclusion. Struma ovarii is a rare cause of ascites, hydrothorax, and an elevated CA 125 level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalGynecologic oncology
Volume86
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002

Keywords

  • CA 125
  • Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome
  • Struma ovarii

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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