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Struma ovarii coexisting with mucinous cystadenoma detected by radioactive iodine

Daisuke Utsunomiya, Shinya Shiraishi, Koichi Kawanaka, Flora Lwakatare, Seiji Tomiguchi, Rumi Kido, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Hitoshi Okamura, Yasuyuki Yamashita
Clinical Nuclear Medicine 2003, 28 (9): 725-7
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The authors describe a case of struma ovarii coexisting with mucinous cystadenoma. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a multilocular cystic mass with a solid component. The ovarian tumor demonstrated uptake of I-123 sodium iodide, allowing a preoperative diagnosis of struma ovarii. In women with an unexplained increase in thyroid function and low I-123 uptake in the cervical thyroid gland, scintigraphy of the pelvis should be considered.

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