Huge primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma of borderline malignancy mimicking an ovarian mass: Case report and review

G. Bifulco, V. D. Mandato, P. Giampaolino, C. Nappi, R. De Cecio, L. Insabato, F. Tarsitano, C. Mignogna

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Background: Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma: is a rare tumor only 48 cases have been reported in international literature. Patients affected by primary retroperitoneal mutinous cystadenoma/cystadenocarcinoma ranged in age from 17 to 86 years (median, 42.3 years) and the size of the cystis ranged from 5 to 35 cm (median, 16.1 cm). There is no unanimous opinion on the genesis of these tumors and, due to their extreme rarity, its histogenesis, biological behavior and the optimal management strategy remain at a speculative level. Case report: We report the case of a huge borderline primary retroperitoneal mutinous cystadenoma (24x25 cm) in a 35-year-old woman and the strategies adopted for the diagnosis and surgical management. Conclusion: Primary mucinous cystic tumor of the retroperitoneum was correctly diagnosed only at the time of surgery. As well as in the majority of cases reported in the literature, preoperative investigations were not able to give information about the tumor site. In spite of the short follow-up (two years), the patient's favorable course supports the hypothesis that primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma may be treated in the same manner as a primary ovarian tumor of the same grade and comparable stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2309-2315
Number of pages7
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume28
Issue number4 C
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma
  • Staging
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Huge primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma of borderline malignancy mimicking an ovarian mass: Case report and review'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this