Meigs’ syndrome represents a triad of pleural effusion, ascites, and an
ovarian tumor, which is usually benign, occurring together. We describe here 2
patients with Meigs’ syndrome and 2 patients with pseudo-Meigs’ syndrome.
Hydrothorax and ascites symptoms in 4 patients are of outstanding performance
characteristics of Meigs’ syndrome and pseudo-Meigs’ syndrome. Ovarian tumors
were found by clinical examination and surgically removed. Postoperatively,
these signs of hydrothorax and ascites were dissolved completely. Conclusions:
These cases highlight the difficulties that may be encountered in the
management of patients with Meigs’ syndrome, including potential misdiagnosis
of the tumor as a malignant ovarian neoplasm that may influence the medical and
surgical approach, and the adverse impact that Meigs’ syndrome can have on the
patient’s condition. Clinical doctors should be alert to this kind of disease
under pathological diagnosis in the absence of a clear effect of chemotherapy
or radiotherapy and to prevent unnecessary harm to the patient.
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