Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma: Report of a case and review of the literature

Sheng Lei Yan, Ho Lin, Chien Long Kuo, Hurng Sheng Wu, Ming Ho Huang, Yueh Tsung Lee

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Abstract

Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenomas (RMCs) are very rare and their biological behavior and histogenesis remain speculative. An accurate preoperative diagnosis of these tumors is difficult because no effective diagnostic measures have been established. We describe a 29-year-old woman with abdominal pain and a palpable mass. Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen revealed a retroperitoneal cystic mass which was resected successfully at laparotomy. Histopathological examination of the resected mass confirmed the diagnosis of RMC. There was no evidence of disease 2 years after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5769-5772
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume14
Issue number37
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 2008

Keywords

  • Clinical features
  • Cystic mass
  • Mucinous cystadenoma
  • Retroperitoneal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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