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Journal of Cancer Research
Volume 2013, Article ID 717584, 4 pages
Clinical Study

Clinical Finding and Thyroid Function in Women with Struma Ovarii

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Science, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tajrish Hospital, Tajrish Square, Tehran 1989934148, Iran

Received 29 March 2013; Accepted 8 May 2013

Academic Editor: Mario Budroni

Copyright © 2013 Ali Hosseini and Aida Moeini. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Background. Struma ovarii (SO) is a variant of dermoid tumors which completely or mainly composed of thyroid tissues. Objective. We report our experience in the diagnosis and thyroid function of patients with SO in our hospital and also review the management and treatment option of this tumor. Materials and Methods. Between 2000 and 2012, 15 consecutive females with SO who were presented to our hospital were fully assessed. All women had histologically confirmed struma ovarii. The medical records of all patients including presenting symptoms, CT scan finding, and hormonal levels were collected for final analysis. Results. Average patient age was 36.6 years (ranging from 21 to 69). The mean ± SDs of serum TSH, T4, and T3 were  mUI/mL,  ng/dL, and  ng/dL, respectively. The value of TSH was lower than normal value in 26.7%. Also, antithyroglobulin and anti-TPO were positive in 2 and one cases, respectively. Conclusion. Based on our data, it is more likely to see a disturbance in serum values of thyroid function test in women with SO.