Successful removal of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma by laparoscopic surgery

Yong Soo Kim, Cheol Young Oh, Koon Ho Rha, Nam Hoon Cho

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Abstract

Primary mucinous cystadenomas of the retroperitoneum is extremely rare, and its histogenesis and biological behavior is unclear. Most authors suggested that it develops via mucinous metaplasia in a pre-existing mesothelium-lined cyst. We report here on a case of a 47-year-old Korean woman with primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma. Although the tumor was detected by ultrasound and computed tomography (CT), a preoperative diagnosis could not be established. The cystic tumor was successfully removed by laparoscopic surgery and microscopic examination revealed a mucinous cystadenoma. It had an ovarian stromal-like aspect and a lining of monolayer cuboidal epithelium; the tumor measured 5.O×5.O×3.5cm in size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1015
Number of pages3
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume47
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Sep

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Urology

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