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Struma ovarii and peritoneal strumosis with thyrotoxicosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19265502     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Struma ovarii is a highly specialized form of mature ovarian teratoma consisting of thyroid tissue and exhibiting all the histological features of the thyroid gland. Malignant transformation of thyroid tissue in struma ovarii and metastasis are extremely uncommon. In rare cases, benign thyroid tissue may spread to the peritoneal cavity, and pathologic examination of the peritoneal implants shows multiple nodules of varying sizes of mature thyroid tissue similar to struma ovarii. This condition is termed "peritoneal strumosis." SUMMARY: We report a 49-year-old woman with struma ovarii complicated by peritoneal strumosis with thyrotoxicosis. After surgical resection of the struma ovarii and peritoneal strumosis the patient became euthyroid. CONCLUSION: To the best of our knowledge this is the first report of a patient with peritoneal strumosis complicated by thyrotoxicosis. The relative contribution to circulating thyroid hormones by the patient's struma ovarii as compared to the peritoneal strumosis is not known.
Dohee Kim; Hyun-Chul Cho; Jin-Wan Park; Won-Ae Lee; You-Me Kim; Phil-Sang Chung; Seok-Gun Park; Woong-Sik Ahn; Sei-Jun Han; Choong-Hak Park
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1557-9077     ISO Abbreviation:  Thyroid     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-06     Completed Date:  2009-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9104317     Medline TA:  Thyroid     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Dankook University, College of Medicine, Cheonan, Republic of Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / complications*,  pathology,  radionuclide imaging
Ovary / pathology
Peritoneal Cavity / pathology*,  radionuclide imaging
Struma Ovarii / complications*,  pathology,  radionuclide imaging
Thyrotoxicosis / complications*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Whole Body Imaging

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