Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 94--96

Bilateral benign non functional struma ovarii with Pseudo-Meigs«SQ» syndrome


Vandana Rana1, V Srinivas1, S Bandyopadhyay1, SK Ghosh2, Yashpal Singh3 
1 Department of Pathology, Command Hospital (EC) Alipore, Kolkata 700 027, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Command Hospital (EC) Alipore, Kolkata 700 027, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Command Hospital (EC) Alipore, Kolkata 700 027, India

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Vandana Rana
Department of Pathology, Command Hospital (EC), Alipore, Kolkata - 700027
India

Bilateral presentation of benign Struma ovarii is rare and has not been reported frequently in published literature. A 70-year-old postmenopausal female presented with progressive ascites, bilateral pleural effusion and elevated CA-125 levels. The contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) of the abdomen and pelvis revealed a heterogenous mass in the left adnexa. These findings were suspicious for an ovarian malignancy. After surgery the diagnosis of non functional, bilateral benign Struma ovarii was made. Struma ovarii is a specialized ovarian teratoma composed predominantly of mature thyroid tissue. It is associated with pleural effusion and ascites (Pseudo-Meigs«SQ» syndrome) in 5% of cases. The combination of struma ovarii and elevated CA-125 levels has been reported infrequently. This is a rare case of bilateral benign struma ovarii associated with Pseudo-Meigs«SQ» syndrome and elevated CA-125 levels. Surgical excision of the ovarian masses induced immediate resolution of the ascites and pleural effusion and a reduction of the serum CA-125 level.


How to cite this article:
Rana V, Srinivas V, Bandyopadhyay S, Ghosh S K, Singh Y. Bilateral benign non functional struma ovarii with Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:94-96


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Rana V, Srinivas V, Bandyopadhyay S, Ghosh S K, Singh Y. Bilateral benign non functional struma ovarii with Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];52:94-96
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