European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology.. 2012;33(5):549-51. [Link]

Dunder I, Baykal C, Turkmen I, Başsüllü N, Doğusoy GB, Demir G.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Bilim University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.


Introduction: Malignant primary peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare and highly aggressive tumor. This tumor can be misdiagnosed as ovarian carcinoma.

Case: Two cases of malignant primary peritoneal mesothelioma that were misdiagnosed as ovarian carcinoma were operated in our instutition. Patients were 74 and 45 years-old at admittance.

Conclusion: Malignant primary peritoneal mesothelioma is being a problem for gynecologic oncologists because of the close similarity with epithelial ovarian cancer. Diagnosis and treatment of these patients are still under debate.