Meigs syndrome

Meigs syndrome
Meigs syndrome
Classification and external resources
DiseasesDB 7943
eMedicine med/1422
MeSH D008539
Not to be confused with Meige syndrome

In medicine, Meigs syndrome, also Meigs' syndrome, is the triad of ascites, pleural effusion and benign ovarian tumor (fibroma).[1][2] It resolves after the resection of the tumor. For reasons unknown, the pleural effusion is classically on the right side.


Differential diagnosis

It may mimic other conditions.[3]

Because of the presence of ascites and transudative pleural effusions, the differential diagnosis includes liver failure (cirrhosis), congestive heart failure, renal diseases, and metastatic tumors to the peritoneal surfaces. These entities must be clinically excluded.[citation needed]


Treatment of Meigs' syndrome consists of thoracentesis and paracentesis to drain off the excess fluid (transudate), and unilateral salpingo-oophorectomy or wedge resection to correct the underlying etiology.


Meigs' Syndrome is named for Joe Vincent Meigs.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ Meigs syndrome at eMedicine
  2. ^ Morán-Mendoza A, Alvarado-Luna G, Calderillo-Ruiz G, Serrano-Olvera A, López-Graniel CM, Gallardo-Rincón D (2006). "Elevated CA125 level associated with Meigs' syndrome: case report and review of the literature". Int. J. Gynecol. Cancer 16 (Suppl 1): 315–318. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1438.2006.00228.x. PMID 16515612. 
  3. ^ Lanitis S, Sivakumar S, Behranwala K, Zacharakis E, Al Mufti R, Hadjiminas DJ (2009). "A case of Meigs syndrome mimicking metastatic breast carcinoma". World J Surg Oncol 7: 10. doi:10.1186/1477-7819-7-10. PMC 2633000. PMID 19161612. 
  4. ^ Meigs' syndrome at Who Named It?
  5. ^ Lurie S (2000). "Meigs' syndrome: the history of the eponym". Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol. 92 (2): 199–204. doi:10.1016/S0301-2115(99)00289-4. PMID 10996681. 
  6. ^ Meigs JV (May 1954). "Fibroma of the ovary with ascites and hydrothorax; Meigs' syndrome". Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 67 (5): 962–85. PMID 13148256. 

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См. также в других словарях:

  • Meigs syndrome — Meigs Salmon syndrome ascites and hydrothorax associated with ovarian fibroma or other pelvic tumor …   Medical dictionary

  • Meigs syndrome — (megz) [Joe Vincent Meigs, American surgeon, 1892–1963] see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Meigs syndrome — the rare combination of a benign ovarian fibroma with ascites and a right sided pleural effusion. [V. Meigs (1892–1963), US gynaecologist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Meigs — may refer to: People Charles Delucena Meigs (1792 1869), American obstetrician Cornelia Meigs (1884 1973), children s book author and educator George Anson Meigs (1816–1897), prominent entrepreneur, businessman and shipbuilder in Washington… …   Wikipedia

  • Syndrome Demons-Meigs — Le syndrome de Demons Meigs est une tumeur bénigne de l ovaire avec épanchements séreux. Le syndrome de Demons Meigs est constitué des signes suivant: ascite[1] pleurésie transudative tumeur bénigne de l ovaire (fibrome ou fibro thécome… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Meigs-Salmon syndrome — Meigs Sal·mon syndrome (megzґ săґmən) [J.V. Meigs; Udall J. Salmon, American obstetrician, 20th century] see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Meigs — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le patronyme et topomyme Meigs peut désigner: Patronyme Alexander Meigs Haig (né en 1924), militaire et homme politique américain Charles Delucena Meigs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Meigs — Joe V., U.S. gynecologist, 1892–1963. See M. syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Joe Vincent Meigs — (24 October 1892, Lowell, Massachusetts 1963), was an American obstetrician and gynaecologist. [WhoNamedIt|doctor|2082] Meigs syndrome is named for him.cite journal |author=Lurie S |title=Meigs syndrome: the history of the eponym |journal=Eur. J …   Wikipedia

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