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Malignant struma ovarii with synchronous papillary thyroid carcinoma: a rare diagnosis
S. Proença1, *, M. Mouraz1, P. Conde1, H. Santos e Pereira1, F. Nunes1
1 Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Hospital de Cascais Dr. José de Almeida, Cascais, Portugal
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(1), 137–139; https://doi.org/10.12892/ejgo3575.2018
Published: 10 February 2018
Struma ovarii is a rare form of ovarian tumor, represented in more than 50% by thyroid tissue. Malignant transformation is a rare presentation and comprises about 5% of cases. The authors report a female with papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in struma ovarii, diagnosed after surgery for a right ovarian mass. Thyroid examination showed two nodular lesions in the left lobe. Total thyroidectomy was performed and histology showed a papillary carcinoma, discordant in terms of ovarian tissue, synchronous to the ovary. Radioiodine ablation of residual thyroid tissue was performed and levothyroxine mildly-suppressive treatment was begun. Although the rareness of association, it is of extreme importance that patients with malignant struma ovarii undergo imaging of thyroid gland for study of coexistent disease.