Korean J Intern Med.  2004 Dec;19(4):282-284.

The First Case of Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystadenoma in Korea: A Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pathology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. junwonum@korea.ac.kr

Abstract

Primary mucinous cystic cystadenomas of the retroperitoneum are very rarely encountered, and there have been only about 30 cases reported in the literature. The histogenesis of primary mucinous cystadenomas is unclear. Most authors suggested that it develops through mucinous metaplasia in a pre-existing mesothelium-lined cyst. Complete surgical excision is the only treatment and it is required for the final diagnosis and cure. We present here a case report of a 38-year-old Korean woman with primary retroperitoneal cystadenoma. It was a thin-walled, multilocular cyst with a dominant loculus that measured 10.0 X 7.5 X 5.5 cm3 in size, and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first such case to be reported in in Korea.

Keyword

Cystadenoma; Cystadenoma/pathology; Retroperitoneal neoplasms; Retroperitoneal neoplasms/surgery; Female; Tomography; X-ray computed

MeSH Terms

Adult
Cystadenoma, Mucinous/*diagnosis/surgery
Female
Humans
Retroperitoneal Neoplasms/*diagnosis/surgery
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