Document Type: Case Reports

Authors

1 Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

2 Dept. of Urology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

3 Dept. of Infectious Disease, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

4 Dept. of pathology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

5 Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Abstract

Primary ovarian carcinoid tumors of the ovary are rare and represent less than 0.1% of ovarian malignancy. One of its subtypes is the strumal carcinoid in which the thyroid tissue is seen in intimate association with carcinoid tumor. We here report a 47-year-old woman with strumal carcinoid of the right ovary presented with cessation of menstrual periods in the past 3 months and was referred due to a possible menopause-related symptom. A firm pelvic mass was found in physical examination and a large mass (20 × 15 × 8 cm) in the right ovary was reported in ultrasound evaluation. The spiral CT scan reported masses in both ovaries. The patient underwent total abdominal hysterectomy plus bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. The pathological evaluation revealed strumal carcinoid tumor with thyroid tissue in right ovary and benign cystic teratoma in left ovary. Our case was alive at 8 years after the operation with no disease recurrence.

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Carcinoid Tumor, Ovarian Neoplasms, Struma Ovarii