Ovarian cysts can be caused by endocrine disorders. Hypothyroidism causing ovarian cysts is an uncommon entity, but rarely does it cause an ovarian cyst which can mimic malignancy. We report three cases of ovarian masses which were referred to our institute suspecting malignancy. These patients on further evaluation were found to have severe hypothyroidism and started on thyroxine supplementation. There was dramatic symptomatic relief as well as resolution of the ovarian masses on subsequent imaging. Hypothyroidism should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bilateral multicystic adnexal masses to avoid inadvertent surgery.
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Tresa, A., Rema, P., Suchetha, S. et al. Hypothyroidism Presenting as Ovarian Cysts—a Case Series. Indian J Surg Oncol 12 (Suppl 2), 343–347 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13193-020-01263-8