Meigs' syndrome and sclerosing peritonitis: An uncommon association

Laura López Vilaro, Raquel Muñoz, Raquel Murillo, Javier Gimeno, Teresa Baró, Pilar García, Beatriz Casado, Ariadna Torner, Ramon Carreras, Sergi Serrano, Francesc Alameda

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)480-484
JournalProgresos de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010


  • Meigs' syndrome
  • Ovarian luteinizing thecoma
  • Sclerosing peritonitis


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