Which physical findings are characteristic of struma ovarii?

Updated: Mar 08, 2019
  • Author: Lisa Rubinsak, MD; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Struma ovarii is difficult to diagnose and physical examination often does not reveal any abnormalities. The tumor may present as a large abdominal mass, which can be palpable on examination depending upon size and location. Patients may also experience expanding abdominal growth and a fluid wave consistent with ascites. Rarely, dyspnea and pulmonary crackles can be indicative of Pseudo-Meigs syndrome.


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