Benign multicystic mesothelioma masquerading as a urachal cyst

Tracy Marien, Ming Zhou, Benjamin Brucker

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Benign multicystic mesothelioma (BMM) is a benign intra-abdominal lesion that generally occurs in women in their reproductive years. A urachal cyst occurs when the epithelial-lined urachal canal fails to completely obliterate. We report a case of a 38-year-old female presenting with abdominal pain found to have a lesion highly suspicious for a urachal cyst. On pathologic evaluation the lesion was identified as a BMM. This is the first report of BMM presenting as a lesion suspected to be a urachal cyst.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7586-7588
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Urology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015



  • Benign multicystic mesothelioma
  • Urachal cyst
  • Urachus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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Marien, T., Zhou, M., & Brucker, B. (2015). Benign multicystic mesothelioma masquerading as a urachal cyst. Canadian Journal of Urology, 21(6), 7586-7588.