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Hypothyroidism following struma ovarii tumor resection: a case report.
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PMID:  12118269     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Struma ovarii is an infrequent ovarian tumor, and there are only few reports with detailed data of thyroid function. In several cases, malignant struma ovarii have been shown to produce hyperthyroidism, but there is no reported case of hypothyroidism following struma ovarii tumor resection. A 62-year-old white woman underwent right ovary resection that had a pathologic diagnosis of struma ovarii. After 6 days, she developed weakness, myalgia, somnolence, nausea, and arterial hypotension. Laboratory tests showed a high level of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and a decreased level thyroxin. Thyroxin replacement therapy was initiated, and the patient became completely asymptomatic. This is the first reported case of a previously asymptomatic woman who developed a definite clinical hypothyroidism after resection of a struma ovarii tumor.
Jesus Paula Carvalho; Filomena Marino Carvalho; Flávia Fairbanks Lima de Oliveira; Rosalinda Yossie Asato de Camargo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista do Hospital das Clínicas     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0041-8781     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo     Publication Date:    2002 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-15     Completed Date:  2002-10-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0415246     Medline TA:  Rev Hosp Clin Fac Med Sao Paulo     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo.
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MeSH Terms
Hypothyroidism / etiology*
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications*
Struma Ovarii / complications,  surgery*

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