Ovary preservation in the treatment of childhood Meigs syndrome

Michael A. Fremed, Terry L. Levin, Katherine Y. Sun, Daniel A. Weiser

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Meigs syndrome, the combination of benign ovarian tumor, ascites, and pleural effusion, is present in a small percentage of ovarian fibromas and is infrequently reported in children. When associated with elevated CA-125 suspicion is raised for malignancy, often prompting aggressive surgical intervention. We present a case of childhood Meigs syndrome and review the relevant literature with emphasis on ovary preservation. Out of nine identified pediatric cases, one involved ovary sparing treatment and none recurred or progressed to malignancy. Our report highlights the importance of presurgical identification of Meigs syndrome in order to curtail salpingo-oophorectomy when feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2011-2014
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Childhood Meigs syndrome
  • Ovary preservation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology


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