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01.12.2012 | Case report | Ausgabe 1/2012 Open Access

World Journal of Surgical Oncology 1/2012

Mesothelioma as a rapidly developing Giant Abdominal Cyst

World Journal of Surgical Oncology > Ausgabe 1/2012
Dinesh Vyas, Kerent Pihl, Srinivas Kavuturu, Arpita Vyas
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Authors’ contributions

Study conception and design: VD, KP. Acquisition of data: VD, KP, KS. Analysis and interpretation of data: VD, KP, VA. Drafting of manuscript: VD, KP, VA. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.


The benign cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum is a rare lesion and is known for local recurrence. This is first case report of a rapidly developing massive abdominal tumor with histological finding of benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM). We describe a BCM arising in the retroperitoneal tis[sue on the right side, lifting ascending colon and cecum to the left side of abdomen. Patient was an active 58-year-old man who noticed a rapid abdominal swelling within a two month time period with a weight gain of 40 pounds. Patient had no risk factors including occupational (asbestos, cadmium), family history, social (alcohol, smoking) or history of trauma. We will discuss the clinical, radiologic, intra-operative, immunohistochemical, pathologic findings, and imaging six months after surgery. Patient has no recurrence and no weight gain on follow up visits and imaging.
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