Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in a 31-year-old patient–case report

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2007;28(2):147-8. [Link]

Prorocic M, Vasiljevic M, Jankovic S, Dzatic O.

University Clinic of Gynaecology and Obstetrics Narodni Front, Belgrade, Serbia.


This is a case report of a diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in a 31-year-old woman. The patient presented with pains in the small pelvis followed by abdominal distension. By pelvic ultrasonography a tumorous mass of cystic architecture was verified in the small pelvis. She was submitted to laparoscopy. The diagnosis of the disease was established by histopathological examination of the material sample taken during laparoscopy. The patient was subsequently submitted to laparotomy upon which peritonectomy, omentectomy and appendectomy were performed. Postoperative combined chemotherapy was given. The patient has been well since completion of the treatment.