Ovarian sclerosing stromal tumor presenting as Meigs' syndrome with elevated CA-125

Nan Hee Jung, Tak Kim, Hai Joong Kim, Kyu Wan Lee, Nak Woo Lee, Eung Seok Lee

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Abstract

Meigs' syndrome caused by sclerosing stromal tumor is extremely rare and only two cases have been reported to date. An elevated serum level of CA-125 is also unusual and it has been thought that it is the consequence of physical irritation and inflammation. In this report, we present the case of a 50-year-old postmenopausal woman with a sclerosing stromal tumor presenting with Meigs' syndrome and an elevated CA-125 level (1476.8 IU/mL). This case highlights the difficulty in discerning the diagnosis of Meigs' syndrome from that of an ovarian malignancy and it should be considered in the differential diagnosis in postmenopausal patients with pelvic mass, ascites, pleural effusions and elevated serum CA-125.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-622
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume32
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1

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Keywords

  • CA-125 antigen
  • Meigs' syndrome
  • Ovary
  • Sex-cord stromal tumor

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  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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Ovarian sclerosing stromal tumor presenting as Meigs' syndrome with elevated CA-125. / Jung, Nan Hee; Kim, Tak; Kim, Hai Joong; Lee, Kyu Wan; Lee, Nak Woo; Lee, Eung Seok.

In: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, Vol. 32, No. 6, 01.12.2006, p. 619-622.

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