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Journal:   JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND INFERTILITY   OCTOBER-DECEMBER 2014 , Volume 15 , Number 4; Page(s) 229 To 232.
 
Paper: 

DEMONS-MEIGS PSEUDOSYNDROME MIMICKING THE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY: A CASE REPORT

 
 
Author(s):  NOHUZ ERDOGAN*, ALABOUD MAHER, EL DRAYI BILAL, TAMBURRO STEFANO, KACHKACH SAID, VARGA JANOS
 
* DEPARTMENT OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY, GENERAL HOSPITAL, 63300 THIERS, FRANCE
 
Abstract: 

Background: The Demons-Meigs syndrome should usually be evoked in case of presence of a typical triad: abdominopelvic mass, ascites and hydrothorax. Its diagnosis appears crucial to prevent the realization of unnecessary surgical procedures.
Case Presentation: A 32-year-old woman presented in April 2012 to the emergency department of our maternity unit (General Hospital, Thiers, France) with an abdominal distension mimicking the symptoms of a pregnancy at term. Physical examination revealed a voluminous painful abdominopelvic mass, extended from the pelvis to the upper abdomen with a large right pleural effusion. Ultrasound and computed tomography showed it was a tumor measuring more than 300 mm in diameter with a right hydrothorax. Serum CA-125 level was 289 U/ml. Cytologic analysis of the pleural effusion didn’t show any malignant cells. In this study, Demons-Meigs syndrome was recognized. A laparoscopico-laparotomic management permitted an aspiration of 23 liters of a brownish liquid and an unilateral adnexectomy after pleural paracentesis was performed. Frozen section demonstrated benign mucinous cystadenoma. The final histologic findings objectified intracystic intestinal type ovarian mucinous borderline tumor. After multidisciplinary consultation, the patient was reoperated one month later. The exploration didn’t reveal any suspected lesions and appendectomy and omentectomy were performed. The postoperative course was uneventful. Serum CA-125 level was normal at the time of the reoperation and 24 months after the initial surgery.
Conclusion: The preoperative recognition of a Demons-Meigs syndrome or a Demons’ pseudosyndrome is essential to avoid useless surgical procedures.

 
Keyword(s): ABDOMINAL MASS, DEMONS-MEIGS SYNDROME, HYDROTHORAX, MEIGS, OVARIAN BENIGN TUMOR
 
 
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NOHUZ, E., & ALABOUD, M., & EL DRAYI, B., & TAMBURRO, S., & KACHKACH, S., & VARGA, J. (2014). DEMONS-MEIGS PSEUDOSYNDROME MIMICKING THE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY: A CASE REPORT. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND INFERTILITY, 15(4), 229-232. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403234



Vancouver: Copy

NOHUZ ERDOGAN, ALABOUD MAHER, EL DRAYI BILAL, TAMBURRO STEFANO, KACHKACH SAID, VARGA JANOS. DEMONS-MEIGS PSEUDOSYNDROME MIMICKING THE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY: A CASE REPORT. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND INFERTILITY. 2014 [cited 2021May14];15(4):229-232. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403234



IEEE: Copy

NOHUZ, E., ALABOUD, M., EL DRAYI, B., TAMBURRO, S., KACHKACH, S., VARGA, J., 2014. DEMONS-MEIGS PSEUDOSYNDROME MIMICKING THE SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY: A CASE REPORT. JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTION AND INFERTILITY, [online] 15(4), pp.229-232. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=403234.



 
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