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Meigs syndrome revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12700485     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association of a benign ovarian tumor with ascites and hydrothorax that resolve after tumor resection is known as Meigs syndrome, and its importance was first emphasized by Meigs and Cass in 1937. The importance of Meigs syndrome is that the presence of ascites and pleural effusion does not necessarily indicate that a pelvic mass is malignant. The benign tumors in Meigs syndrome are usually fibromas or fibrothecomas and constitute 4% of all ovarian neoplasms. The authors present a case of Meigs syndrome with an ovarian fibroma. They focus on the evaluation of pleural fluid in the setting of an ovarian mass and then briefly discuss the imaging of ovarian fibromas and fibrothecomas.
Alexander J Nemeth; Suresh K Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thoracic imaging     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0883-5993     ISO Abbreviation:  J Thorac Imaging     Publication Date:  2003 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-17     Completed Date:  2003-10-23     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606160     Medline TA:  J Thorac Imaging     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  100-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612-3864, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Fibroma / complications*,  diagnosis
Meigs Syndrome / etiology,  radiography*
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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