Leiomyomas rarely cause pseudo-Meigs syndrome. Increased levels of CA 125 often are associated with some types of malignancy. No reported case of pseudoMeigs syndrome presenting with hydropic degeneration of uterine leiomyoma and an elevated CA 125 level could be found on a MEDLINE search.Case
A 46-year-old woman presented with a pleural effusion and a pelvic mass measuring 30 × 18 cm. Preoperative evaluation was remarkable for a CA 125 level of 254 U/mL. At laparotomy, the diagnosis was a benign leiomyoma with focal hyaline and extensive hydropic degeneration. Her pleural effusion resolved completely by 4 months postoperatively.Conclusion
Pseudo-Meigs syndrome can present with an elevated CA 125 level.