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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

Print version ISSN 0138-600XOn-line version ISSN 1561-3062


LOPEZ GONZALEZ, E.; FORERO DIAZ, C.; RODRIGUEZ GONZALEZ, N.  and  ROJAS LUNA, JA.. Case of Pseudo-Meigs, Guide Sign of Underlying Gynecological Condition. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2019, vol.45, n.2, e457.  Epub June 04, 2019. ISSN 0138-600X.


Meigs syndrome consists of the association of a benign tumor of the ovary "fibroma type" with ascites and hydrothorax, which resolve after the tumor is removed. The pseudo-Meigs syndrome secondary to uterine leiomyoma is a rare entity.

Case report:

A 68-year-old woman refered having a month with a sensation of chest tightness and dyspnea. Chest X-ray revealed right pleural effusion. Computed axial tomography of the abdomen and pelvic region shows ascites and a large subserous uterine myoma. She underwent a total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy.


Ascites and pleural effusion disappeared rapidly in the postoperative period. After 20 months of follow-up, there is no recurrence.

Keywords : pseudo-Meigs; uterine leiomyoma; hydrothorax; ascites.

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