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Int J Gynecol Pathol. 2005 Jul;24(3):218-23.

Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma of borderline malignancy: a case report and review of the literature.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shinonoi General Hospital, Nagano, Japan.


A case of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystic tumor of borderline malignancy is reported. A 36-year-old, nulliparous woman complained of abdominal fullness. Physical examination revealed a cystic mass 12-cm x 8-cm in size. At laparotomy, a cystic tumor was observed in the right retroperitoneal space. Both ovaries appeared normal and the uterus was almost normal except for small myomatous nodules. Removal of the retroperitoneal tumor, an appendectomy, and a myomectomy were performed. The histologic diagnosis was a primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystic tumor of borderline malignancy, similar to findings for ovarian tumor. There was no evidence of disease 6 months after the surgery.

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