Leiomyoma of the ovary presenting with Meigs’ syndrome
Article first published online: 24 MAY 2005
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 257–262, June 2005
How to Cite
Kurai, M., Shiozawa, T., Noguchi, H. and Konishi, I. (2005), Leiomyoma of the ovary presenting with Meigs’ syndrome. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 31: 257–262. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2005.00285.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAY 2005
- Article first published online: 24 MAY 2005
- Received: November 5 2004. Accepted: February 21 2005.
- carbohydrate antigen 125;
- magnetic resonance image;
- Meigs’ syndrome;
- ovarian leiomyoma
Ovarian leiomyoma is a rare tumor. Ovarian leiomyoma accompanied with Meigs’ syndrome is extremely rare. We report a case of ovarian leiomyoma presenting with Meigs’ syndrome, which was first noted as dyspnea in a 79-year-old woman. A whole-body examination revealed a solid mass of the ovary, accumulation of ascites and pleural effusion, and elevated serum carbohydrate antigen 125. Abdominal hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy were carried out. After the surgery, ascites and pleural effusion disappeared. The pathological diagnosis of the removed tumor was leiomyoma of the left ovary. The patient has been healthy for 24 months after the surgery, with no signs of recurrence. We also review the literature on this disease and the clinicopathologic characteristics of the current case are discussed.