Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Int J Womens Health. 2019 Feb 28;11:149-152. doi: 10.2147/IJWH.S191549. eCollection 2019.

A rare presentation of ovarian fibrothecoma in a middle age female: case report.

Author information

1
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan, raobeidat3@just.edu.jo.
2
Department of General Surgery and Urology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan.
3
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid 22110, Jordan.

Abstract

Fibromas/fibrothecomas are considered to be benign ovarian tumors. We describe a rare case of recurrent fibrothecoma with a clinically malignant course. A 42-year-old woman, with no family history of malignancy, operated multiple times for tumor that recurred three times within 4 years despite radical surgical removal. Initially, she presented with 9×7×10 cm right ovarian mass, frozen section was consistent with fibrothecoma and thus right salpingoophorectomy was performed. At the last two recurrences, she was found to have recurrent multiple abdominopelvic fibrothecomas and two long major operations were performed. This malignant behavior of a benign tumor is very rare. Further genetic analysis and immunohistochemistry studies are recommended to be conducted. Furthermore, new modalities of treatment should be considered, eg, high-intensity focused ultrasound and/or hormonal treatment.

KEYWORDS:

ovarian tumor; radical surgery; recurrent fibrothecoma; sex cord-stromal tumors

Conflict of interest statement

Disclosure The authors report no conflicts of interest in this work.

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Dove Medical Press Icon for PubMed Central
Loading ...
Support Center