Pseudo-Meigs syndrome secondary to ovarian germ cell tumor

Andrea L. Wolff, Alan P. Ladd, Manjusha Kumar, Richard B. Gunderman, John Stevens

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An 11-year-old white girl presenting with fever, dyspnea, and cough demonstrated a left pleural effusion, ascites, and a suprapubic mass on physical and radiologic examinations. Surgical resection of the mass found a stage Ic malignant mixed germ cell tumor of the ovary. The pleural effusion and ascites were benign and resolved spontaneously after complete resection of the tumor, which is characteristic of a pseudo-Meigs syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2005


  • Ascites
  • Mixed germ cell tumor
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pseudo-Meigs syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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