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Open Access Case report

Mesothelioma as a rapidly developing Giant Abdominal Cyst

Dinesh Vyas1*, Kerent Pihl2, Srinivas Kavuturu3 and Arpita Vyas4

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Institute of International Health, Michigan State University, 1200 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 655, Lansing, MI, 48912, USA

2 Michigan State University, 1200 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 655, Lansing, MI, USA

3 Department of Surgery, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, 1200 East Michigan Avenue, Suite 655, Lansing, MI, 48912, USA

4 Department of Pediatrics, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, 48912, USA

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World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012, 10:277  doi:10.1186/1477-7819-10-277

Published: 20 December 2012

Abstract

The benign cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum is a rare lesion and is known for local recurrence. This is first case report of a rapidly developing massive abdominal tumor with histological finding of benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM). We describe a BCM arising in the retroperitoneal tis[sue on the right side, lifting ascending colon and cecum to the left side of abdomen. Patient was an active 58-year-old man who noticed a rapid abdominal swelling within a two month time period with a weight gain of 40 pounds. Patient had no risk factors including occupational (asbestos, cadmium), family history, social (alcohol, smoking) or history of trauma. We will discuss the clinical, radiologic, intra-operative, immunohistochemical, pathologic findings, and imaging six months after surgery. Patient has no recurrence and no weight gain on follow up visits and imaging.