Profound nephrotic syndrome in a patient with ovarian teratoma.

Abdallah Jeroudi, Huseyin Kadikoy, Lillian Gaber, Venket Ramanathan, Adam Frome, Nabeel Anwar, Abdul Abdellatif

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Abstract

The nephrotic syndrome (NS) has been associated with a variety of malignancies in a number of reports in the literature, but has been reported in only nine cases associated with ovarian neoplasms. Membranous nephropathy is the most common glomerular pathology causing the NS in patients with solid tumors. There has been only one report of an ovarian neoplasm associated with minimal change disease (MCD). We describe the case of a 36-year-old woman who presented with the NS secondary to biopsy-proven MCD, likely secondary to mature ovarian teratoma. Treatment by tumor removal and prednisone led to remission of the NS. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an ovarian teratoma and the second report of an ovarian neoplasm associated with MCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)777-782
Number of pages6
JournalSaudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2013

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