Multilocular peritoneal inclusion cyst – a case report

Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2005 Apr;48(2):247-9. [Link]

Nayak S, Parate RC, Bobhate S.

Department of Pathology, Govt. Medical College, Nagpur.


Multilocular Peritoneal Inclusion Cyst (MPIC) is a rare mesothelial lesion. It is most commonly found in women of reproductive age group involving the abdominal and pelvic peritoneum. Previously, this lesion was often confused with cystic lymphangioma, but now its mesothelial origin has been confirmed. We report a case of a 26-year old female who underwent Caesarean section during which cysts which were multiloculated, thin-walled and filled with serous fluid, were incidentally discovered. Its histopathologic examination established the diagnosis.