Ovarian thecoma with massive pleural effusion in postmenopausal women: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Yang Ting
    • Li Yang
    • Zhao Juan
    • Wei Xing
    • Yang Xiao Feng
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  • Published online on: April 7, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.853
  • Pages: 1003-1005
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Abstract

Previous clinical reports of benign ovarian thecoma, associated with hydrothorax, are rare. The present study presents the case of a 58‑year‑old women exhibiting right massive pleural effusions and elevated cancer antigen (CA)125, and a pelvic ultrasound revealed a hypoechoic mass. An exploratory laparotomy was subsequently performed. During the surgery, the left ovary measured 20x15x15 cm and had a smooth surface with no excrescences or papillary projections. The patient underwent right salpingo‑oophorectomy. Pathological diagnosis was determined as benign ovarian thecoma. The chest radiograph revealed no pleural effusion 6 days following the surgery. The present case demonstrated a benign ovarian thecoma, associated with massive hydrothorax and elevated CA125, which mimicked an ovarian malignancy.
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Ting, Y., Yang, L., Juan, Z., Xing, W., & Feng, Y.X. (2016). Ovarian thecoma with massive pleural effusion in postmenopausal women: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 4, 1003-1005. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.853
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Ting, Y., Yang, L., Juan, Z., Xing, W., Feng, Y. X."Ovarian thecoma with massive pleural effusion in postmenopausal women: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4.6 (2016): 1003-1005.
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Ting, Y., Yang, L., Juan, Z., Xing, W., Feng, Y. X."Ovarian thecoma with massive pleural effusion in postmenopausal women: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 4, no. 6 (2016): 1003-1005. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.853