Ovarian fibrothecoma

Case contributed by Lukas Valkovic


Pelvic pain

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

There is a left sided adnexal mass - lobulated, well circumscribed and encapsulated with heterogenous structure. Signs of internal fibrosis, small cystic changes and peripheral hemorrhage. No signs of intratumoral fat. Small amount of abdominal fluid. Agenesis of uterus. 

Case Discussion

Although the ovarian mass by itself is supposedly benign in nature, reticulations in omental fat and small ascites raised a suspicion for malignancy. Following surgery and histological findings confirmed benign fibrothecoma with internal regression changes and bleeding. 

Fibrothecoma is a benign tumor, usually in middle-aged women. Larger tumors can be associated with ascites (or even Meigs syndrome). Often an incidental finding, but in this case sudden onset of pelvic pain may indicate an ovarian torsion. 


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