Meigs Syndrome

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Other Names :  

Meig's Syndrome

What is Meigs Syndrome ?  

Meigs syndrome presents as a triad of ascites, pleural effusion and benign ovarian tumor. The ovarian tumor can be in the form of fibroma, Brenner tumour or granulosa cell tumour.

Cause(s) :  
  • Unknown
Symptoms :  
  • Fatigue
  • Dyspnea (difficulty in breathing) usually on exertion
  • Weigth gain
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Non-productive cough
  • Irregular menstruation or amenorrhea for premenopausal women
Diagnosis and Tests :  
  • Chest examination
  • Decreased breath sounds
  • Abdominal and pelvic examination for tumour
  • Biopsy
Specialist to consult :  Pulmonology

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