Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Home | About IJNM | Search | Current Issue | Past Issues | Instructions | Ahead of Print | Online submissionLogin 
Indian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
  Editorial Board | Subscribe | Advertise | Contact
Users Online: 523 Print this page  Email this page Small font size Default font size Increase font size
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 243-245

Synchronous papillary carcinoma thyroid with malignant struma ovarii: A management dilemma

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute, Womans India Association, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Preventive Oncology, Cancer Institute, Womans India Association, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Pathology, Cancer Institute, Womans India Association, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, India

Correspondence Address:
Arvind Krishnamurthy
Surgical Oncology, Cancer Institute (WIA), 38, Sardar Patel Rd, Adyar, Chennai - 600 020, Tamil Nadu
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0972-3919.121975

Rights and Permissions

Struma ovarii (SO) is a rare form of ovarian tumor, which is defined by the presence of thyroid tissue comprising more than 50% of the overall tumor volume. The vast majority of the variants of SO are benign; however, malignant tumors have been reported in a small percentage of cases. An aggressive multimodality approach using ovarian cancer staging laparotomy, total thyroidectomy along with radioactive iodine-131 ablation, and thyroxin suppression therapy has been shown to safely treat malignant SO both its initial presentation as well as in the event of any subsequent recurrence with excellent efficacy and possibly better oncological outcomes. The rarity of the disease and the lack of evidence surrounding its management and prognosis continue to remain a challenge to the treating clinician. We present a unique case of malignant SO with an incidental synchronous association of follicular variant of papillary carcinoma of the cervical thyroid gland, this is possibly the second case reported in the English language literature.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded120    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 2    

Recommend this journal