Giant cystic lesion mimicking pseudomyxoma peritonei

Boris Kirshtein, Gilbert Sebbag, Isaak Pak

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A case of intraabdominal giant cystic lesion that raised concern for pseudomyxoma peritonei preoperatively is presented here. A young woman underwent work-up for abdominal distension. Abdominal computed tomography suggested a diagnosis of pseudomyxoma peritonei. However, cystic degeneration of a giant myoma was found at surgery. There was no evidence of malignancy on histopathologic examination. This case illustrates that giant cystic lesions can mimic mucinous adenocarcinoma and pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-41
Number of pages3
JournalGynecological Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Degenerating uterus myoma
  • Diagnosis
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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