Benign cystic mesothelioma, a rare tumor of the peritoneum

Magyar Sebeszet. 2005 Feb;58(1):35-7. [Link]

Szollosi A, Ferenc C, Pinter T, Erenyi A, Nagy A.


We report the case of a 28-year-old woman, who presented with acute abdominal and pelvic pain, the appearance of appendicitis. Because of her symptoms urgent operation was performed. Appendicetomy was performed, during the operation multiple cystic lesions were discovered on the right ovary and the peritoneal surface of the mesentery. Laparatomy was performed with removal of the visible cystic lesions, which contained mucous fluid. Final histology revealed benign cystic mesothelioma, which is a rare lesion of the peritoneum, occurring mainly in women in reproductive age. The etiology of cystic mesothelioma is still unclear. The short-term prognosis is favourable, but high recurrence rate. Some authors reported effective intraperitoneal chemotherapy, but no clinical study is available about long term outcome. We hope that surgical eradication was effective to prevent recurrence. One year after the operation the patient is complaint and symptom free.