Document Type: Case Reports
Dept. of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Dept. of Urology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Dept. of Infectious Disease, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Dept. of pathology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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