Benign cystic mesothelioma presenting as a huge pelvic mass–a case report

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2006;27(6):621-2. [Link]

Coskun A, Guven MA, Ozdemir O, Cirakli H, Karakus S.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Faculty of Medicine, Kahramanmaras, Turkey.


Benign cystic mesothelioma is an extremely rare peritoneal tumor. It is reported in women of childbearing [corrected] age but also in males and needs a careful [corrected] differential diagnosis between benign and malign neoplasia to choose the most [corrected] adeguate therapy. A 25-year-old female [corrected] was treated in our clinic for a gigantic cystic mass (25 x 22 x 3 cm in diameter) containing [corrected] many to [corrected] cysts of different sizes. All tumoral markers were within normal range. Surgical [corrected] treatment consisted of radical excision of the mass and the prognosis was good [corrected].