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struma

 [stroo´mah]
Hashimoto's struma (struma lymphomato´sa) Hashimoto's disease.
struma ova´rii a teratoid ovarian tumor composed of thyroid tissue.
Riedel's struma Riedel's thyroiditis.

stru·ma

, pl.

stru·mae

(strū'mă, -mē), Do not confuse this word with stroma.
1. Synonym(s): goiter
2. Formerly, any enlargement of a tissue.
[L. a scrofulous tumor, fr. struo, to pile up, build]

struma

(stro͞o′mə)
n. pl. stru·mae (-mē) or stru·mas
1.
a. See scrofula.
b. See goiter.
2. Botany A cushionlike swelling at the base of a moss capsule.

stru·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk), stru′mose′ (-mōs′)(-məs), stru′mous (-məs) adj.

struma

(1) An enlargement of tissue, most commonly understood to be of the thyroid; goitre.
(2) An obsolete term for cutaneous tuberculosis.

goi·ter

(goy'tĕr)
A chronic enlargement of the thyroid gland, not due to a neoplasm, occurring endemically in some localities, especially regions where glaciation occurred and depleted the soil of iodine, and sporadically elsewhere.
Synonym(s): struma, goitre.
[Fr. from L. guttur, throat]

stru·ma

, pl. strumae (strū'mă, -mē) Do not confuse this word with stroma.
1. Synonym(s): goiter.
2. Formerly, any enlargement of tissue.
[L. a scrofulous tumor, fr. struo, to pile up, build]
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A recent study (16) reported that the probability of a malignant clinical course was about 30% in cases with either proliferative or malignant histology, supporting the prevailing opinion that the histologic appearance of the thyroid tissue is not predictive of the clinical outcome in struma ovarii.
Malignant struma ovarii: an analysis of 88 cases, including 27 with extraovarian spread.
Proliferative and histologically malignant struma ovarii: a clinicopathologic study of 54 cases.
Natural history of biologically malignant struma ovarii: analysis of 27 cases with extraovarian spread.
Typical thyroid-type carcinoma arising in struma ovarii: a report of 4 cases and review of the literature.