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Struma ovarii associated with pseudo-Meigs' syndrome and elevated serum CA 125.
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PMID:  12144834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Julie J Huh; F J Montz; Robert E Bristow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-29     Completed Date:  2002-08-22     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  231-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ascites / etiology*,  immunology
CA-125 Antigen / blood*
Hydrothorax / etiology*,  immunology
Meigs Syndrome / etiology
Struma Ovarii / complications*,  immunology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/CA-125 Antigen

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