Ovarian thecomas are relatively frequent stromal tumors that can occasionally be associated with pleural effusion. Thecomas may contain luteinized foci, and in these cases, can be associated with sclerosing peritonitis. This is a rare, clinically diverse, entity, with its own histopathologic features. We report the case of a postmenopausal woman with respiratory symptoms, bilateral adnexal tumors and suspected metastasizing ovarian cancer, which histopathological study revealed to be a luteinized thecoma associated with sclerosing peritonitis. Due to the clinical manifestations derived from the sclerosing peritonitis and the abdominal mass, a presumptive diagnosis of malignant tumor is quite common. Familiarity with this entity is therefore important. There is no consensus on its physiopathology and treatment. © 2009 SEGO.
|Journal||Progresos de Obstetricia y Ginecologia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2010|
- Meigs' syndrome
- Ovarian luteinizing thecoma
- Sclerosing peritonitis