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Gazzetta Medica Italiana - Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2019 March;178(3):167-9

DOI: 10.23736/S0393-3660.18.03751-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Seromucinous borderline tumor of the peritoneum

Giorgio LISI 1 , Michela CAMPANELLI 2, Simona GRANDE 3, Domenico MASCAGNI 4, Elena ARONADIO 5, Giampiero PALMIERI 6, Michele GRANDE 5

1 Department of Pancreatic Surgery, University of Verona, Verona, Italy; 2 Department of General Surgery, University of Modena, Modena, Italy; 3 University of Messina, Messina, Italy; 4 Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy; 5 Department of General and Emergency Surgery, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy; 6 Department of Pathology, University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy



Abdominal wall tumors are sometimes diagnosed as metastases of ovarian cancer, however, primary peritoneal tumors should be taken into consideration in the final diagnosis. Primary serous borderline tumor of the peritoneum is an uncommon disease difficult to diagnose, its treatment may be not clear due to the lack of cases in literature. A 28-year-old female patient was admitted in our Emergency Department with a pulpable abdominal wall lump, abdominal pain localized in the right lower abdomen, with fever (38°C), and signs of bowel obstruction. After an abdominal US and a MRI that showed a lump (95mm x 92mm x 86mm) in the right lower abdomen she undergone right colectomy. On histology examination, the excised specimen revealed characteristics of serous borderline tumor of the peritoneum with gastrointestinal cells. This is the fourth described case of solitary primary seromucinous peritoneal tumor located in the abdominal wall. This condition should be included in the differential diagnosis of a probable metastatic ovarian carcinoma, as both present similar histologic characteristics.


KEY WORDS: Abdominal wall - Neoplasms - Magnetic resonance imaging

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