Benign Peritoneal Multicystic Mesothelioma Diagnosed and Treated by Laparoscopic Surgery

Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2007 Oct;17(5):649-52. [Link]

Saad S, Brockmann M, Maegele M.

Department of Surgery, Cologne-Merheim Medical Center, University of Witten-Herdecke, Cologne, Germany.


Benign cystic mesothelioma is a rare pathology predominantly encountered in females. The increased use of laparoscopy for abdominal pain, particularly in female patients, implies that surgeons are aware of the macro- and laparoscopic presentation of this tumor for adequate diagnosis and therapy. In this paper, we present the case of a young woman with benign multicystic mesothelioma in which only laparoscopy led to the appropriate diagnosis. Subsequently, the tumor was removed by laparoscopic surgery.