SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.131 issue7Complete recovery of life-threatening hungry bone syndrome using long-term ambulatory intravenous calcium infusion: Report of one caseDecentralization of health care and medical teaching: The Chilean experience author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Revista médica de Chile

Print version ISSN 0034-9887


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.

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.

        · text in Spanish


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License