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Eur J Gynaecol Oncol. 2006;27(2):195-6.

Ovarian hemangioma with elevated CA125 and ascites mimicking ovarian cancer.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yil University, Van, Turkey.


We report a case of a very rare tumor of the ovary with an unusual presentation; an ovarian hemangioma with massive ascites and elevated CA125. A 57-year-old woman presenting with elevated CA125, massive ascites and a left solid adnexal mass of 60 x 47 mm, with calcification and increased blood flow at Doppler examination, was submitted to laparotomy. Frozen section was inconclusive and a staging procedure which complicated the patient was performed. Pathologic examination revealed cavernous hemangioma which is an extremely rare tumor of the ovary. Although it is very unusual, an ovarian hemangioma may present with ascites and elevated CA125 and the differential diagnosis from ovarian cancer should be considered.

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