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Role of the otolaryngologist in the treatment of struma ovarii


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Struma ovarii, a rare germ cell tumor of the ovary composed of >50% thyroid tissue, is traditionally managed by gynecologic surgeons. Although struma ovarii is typically cured by simple excision, otolaryngology-head and neck surgeons may play a critical role in caring for these patients. In this article, we present two cases of struma ovarii and discuss the role of the otolaryngologist. Laryngoscope, 2010