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J Med Case Rep. 2010 Nov 29;4:385. doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-4-385.

Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma: a case report.

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Department of Radiology, General Hospital "Agios Pavlos", Ethn, Antistaseos 161, 55134 Thessaloniki, Greece. xanthipitta@yahoo.gr.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

We report the case of a patient with a benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma and describe its appearance on computed tomography scans and ultrasonography, in correlation with gross clinical and pathological findings.

CASE PRESENTATION:

A 72-year-old Caucasian woman presented to our emergency department with acute abdomen signs and symptoms. A clinical examination revealed a painful palpable mass in her left abdomen. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography demonstrated the presence of a large cystic mass in her left upper abdomen, adjacent to her left hemidiaphragm. The lower border of the mass extended to the upper margin of her pelvis. A complete resection of the lesion was performed. Pathological analysis showed a benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma.

CONCLUSIONS:

Benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare lesion with a non-specific appearance on imaging. Its diagnosis always requires pathological analysis.

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