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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2002;45(10):1856-1859.
Published online October 1, 2002.
A Case of Malignant Struma Ovarii.
Sang Yun Oh, Jae Hong Noh, Chel Hun Choi, Ui Young Lee, Chang Soo Park, Duk Soo Bae, Je Ho Lee, Byong Gie Kim
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
Struma Ovarii is a teratoma with thyroid tissue as the predominant (>50%) constituent. It is rare, representing about 2% of all teratomas, and its malignant transformation, less than 5% of struma ovarii. Presenting symptoms are not specific, therefore pre-operative diagnosis of malignant struma ovarii is difficult and most diagnosis of malignant struma ovaii is determined by post-operative histologic findings. Because of the rarity of malignant struma ovarii, there is considerable confusion concerning diagnosis and management. A postmenopausal woman presented with pelvic mass and lower abdominal pain and explo-laparotomy was performed. Then, pathologic report was identified as malignant struma ovarii. We report a case of malignant struma ovarii with brief review of literature
Key Words: Malignant Struma Ovarii


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