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Sarcoma
Volume 8, Issue 4, Pages 113-121
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2004/319730

A Case of Ovarian Fibromatosis and Massive Ovarian Oedema Associated With Intra-Abdominal Fibromatosis, Sclerosing Peritonitis and Meig’s Syndrome

1Sarcoma Unit, Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London, UK
2Birmingham Women’s Hospital, Department of Histopathology, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TG, UK
3Department of Medical Oncology, King George V Building, 1st Floor, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK

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Abstract

Purpose:To discuss a case of ovarian fibromatosis/massive ovarian oedema, intra-abdominal fibromatosis, sclerosing peritonitis and Meig’s syndrome. To review the reported therapeutic options.

Patients: Case report of a 27-year-old female with the combined pathology of ovarian fibromatosis/massive ovarian oedema, intra-abdominal fibromatosis, sclerosing peritonitis and Meig’s syndrome.

Methods: This patient was treated with supportive care and cytotoxic chemotherapy.

Results: Despite the benign nature of the ovarian pathology, this patient presented with life-threatening complications. Response to treatment was probably multi-factorial combining the effects of cytotoxics, use of steroids and good supportive care. She remains in complete remission 4 years post completion of chemotherapy.

Conclusion: There are reports in the literature of ovarian fibromatosis/massive ovarian oedema, luteinised thecomas, intraabdominal fibromatosis and Meig’s syndrome occurring together in a variety of combinations. Treatment has been described with radiotherapy, cytotoxic and non-cytotoxic chemotherapy regimens. This case provides a link between ovarian fibromatosis/massive ovarian oedema, intra-abdominal fibromatosis, sclerosing peritonitis and Meig’s syndrome not previously described.