Struma ovarii is a rare form of ovarian neoplasm,entirely or predominantly composed of thyroidtissue. This tumour generally has a benign biologicalbehavior, although some cases of malignanttransformation have been reported (5-10%). Thetumour usually presents as an asymptomaticmature mass that may measure as much as 10 cmin diameter. The presence of ascites is possible(15-20%), and in a few cases the association ofascites and hydrothorax has been recorded(Pseudo-Meigs Syndrome); a close relationshipbetween ascites and high levels of Ca-125, thatmay wrongly induce to a diagnosis of ovariancarcinoma is present. Other possible clinicalconsequences are compressive symptoms on adjacentstructures and symptoms of estrogenic-progestinalhyperproduction such as menometrorrhagia,dysmenorrhoea, infertility, and skin rash.Here we report the case of a young womanpresenting, at her admission, a voluminousabdomino-pelvic mass (max. diam. 30 cm), histologicallyrepresented by a mature teratomaprevalently composed of thyroid tissue. Eur. J.Oncol., 16 (3), 000-000, 2011
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)163-169
Numero di pagine7
RivistaEuropean Journal of Oncology
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

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