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Revista médica de Chile

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SAPUNAR Z, Jorge; ROA S, Juan Carlos  and  MEISSNER SCH, Arturo. Hypothyroidism after the excision of a Struma ovarii. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2003, vol.131, n.7, pp.785-787. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872003000700011.

Struma ovarii is a teratoma composed of thyroid tissue and can be a rare cause of hyperthyroidism. We report a 35 years old woman with a left ovarian mass whose pathology revealed a Struma ovarii. This tumor was partially excised initially to avoid fertility problems and after a successful gestation, the tumor was completely removed during a cesarean section. Sixty days after delivery a hypothyroidism was diagnosed. Levothyroxine was started and euthyroidism was achieved (Rev Méd Chile 2003; 131: 785-7)

Keywords : Struma ovarii; Teratoma; Thyroidectomy; Thyroid neoplasms.

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