Malignant struma ovarii: a case report and review of the literature

Indian J Med Sci. 2004 May;58(5):206-10.


A 45-year-old woman with papillary carcinoma arising in struma ovarii which involved one ovary without dissemination is presented. Total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy were performed. Histopathological examination revealed malignant struma ovarii of the papillary type. The flow cytometric analysis revealed an hypodiploid DNA content (DNA index:0.67). Since these are rare tumors, there is no universal exact protocol for the treatment and follow-up of patients with malignant struma ovarii. More data are needed to determine the prognosis and management in preferring mode of therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Papillary / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • Struma Ovarii / diagnosis*
  • Struma Ovarii / pathology