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Chirurgia 2006 October;19(5):405-7

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Retroperitoneal cyst of mesothelial origin. Case report and Literature review

Petrocelli P. 1, Corsale I. 2, Cerone M. 1, Colugnat D. 1, Ceglia R. 1, Curcio R. 1

1 P.O. San Marcello Pistoiese Sezione di Chirurgia Generale, Regione Toscana, ASL 3 Pistoia 2 P.O. SS. Cosma e Damiano di Pescia U.O Chirurgia Generale, Regione Toscana, ASL 3 Pistoia


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Authors report a case of primary retroperitoneal cyst with features of mesothelial differentiation. Review of the international literature revealed rarity of the retroperitoneal cysts showing three similar mesothelial mass only. Primary retroperitoneal cysts, defined as those cysts lying in the retroperitoneal fatty tissue that have no apparent connections with any adult anatomical structure, are liquid mass. They become symptomatic by virtue of their size or position. Diagnosis is suggested by US, TC and MNR. Treatment of choice is radical excision, avoiding marsupialization or incomplete excision cause high risk of local recurrence. Sometimes we have need to apply a multivisceral resection to obtain a complete mass excision, but patient’s performance status has been opportunely considered.

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