Pregnancy in chronic renal failure: A novel cause of theca lutein cysts at MRI

Eric M. Chen, Richard S. Breiman, Richard A. Sollitto, Fergus V. Coakley

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Abstract

We describe the MRI findings of bilateral ovarian theca lutein cysts in a pregnant patient with chronic renal failure. The recognition that pregnancy in chronic renal failure may result in theca lutein cysts, presumably due to excessive serum beta human chorionic gonadotropins (hCGs) secondary to impaired renal excretion, expands the differential diagnosis for this MRI appearance, in addition to the usual considerations of gestational trophoblastic disease, multiple gestation, and ovarian hyperstimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1663-1665
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Volume26
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

Keywords

  • Chrome renal failure
  • Hyperreactio luteinalis
  • Ovary MRI
  • Pregnancy
  • Theca lutein cysts

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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