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Minerva Ginecologica 1999 October;51(10):403-8

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Benign ovarian fibroma associated with free peritoneal fluid and elevated serum CA 125 levels

Spinelli C., Gadducci A., Bonadio A. G., Berti P., Miccoli P.


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This paper reports the clinical case of a patient with ovarian neoplasia, ascites effusion, and elevated serum CA 125 levels (411 U/ml). This condition simulated a malignant pathology on the grounds of preoperative diagnostic examinations. Surgical investigation diagnosed an ovarian fibroma and ascites. Ascites was resolved rapidly and the serum CA 125 levels decreased after surgical neoplasia removal. An ovarian neoplasia associated with ascites effusion and elevated serum CA 125 levels (also in the presence of suspect ecographic and tomographic features) do not necessarily imply a malignant neoplasia.

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