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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(9):548-552.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.9.548    Published online September 1, 2011.
Papillary type thyroid carcinoma originating in struma ovarii: Case report and review of the literature.
Joo Yuen Kim, You Jin Lim, Jong Sim Lee, Sun Joo Lee, Jeong Yeol Park, Joo Hyun Nam
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Asan Medical Center, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. catgut1-0@hanmail.net
About 15-20% of ovarian tumors are teratomas. Struma ovarii is a highly specialized form of ovarian teratoma, in which thyroid tissue is the predominant element. It is rare, comprising about 2% of all teratomas, and malignant transformation occurs in less than 5% of struma ovarii. Among the malignant struma ovarii, papillary type is the most common histologic type. However, because of the rarity of malignant struma ovarii, there is considerable confusion concerning management. Recently, the authors experienced a case of papillary thyroid carcinoma arising in struma ovarii found in a postmenopausal woman who presented with adnexal mass and underwent laparoscopic unilateral salpingoophorectomy. Therefore, we report this rare case with a brief review of the literature.
Key Words: Thyroid cancer, papillary, Struma ovarii

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