Leiomyoma causing massive ascites, right pleural effusion and, respiratory distress: A case report

Arthur T. Ollendorff, Pacita Keh, Frederick Lawrence Hoff, John Robert Lurain III, David A. Fishman*

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Pseudo-Meigs' syndrome, or atypical Meigs' syndrome, occurs when a pelvic mass other than an ovarian fibroma is present with hydrothorax and ascites. Leiomyomas rarely cause this condition CASE: An otherwise healthy 31-year-old woman presented to the emergency department in acute respiratory distress with massive ascites, pleural effusion and a pedunculated leiomyoma. After receiving mechanical ventilation, she underwent myomectomy and recovered fully within four weeks. CONCLUSION: This unique presentation of pseudo Meigs' syndrome should be included with malignancy in the differential diagnosis of a pelvic mass with ascites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-612
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Reproductive Medicine for the Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Volume42
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1997

Keywords

  • Leiomyoma
  • Meigs' syndrome
  • Uterine neoplasms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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