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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1997;31(6): 595-597.
Benign Cystic Mesothelioma.
Sung Chul Lim, You Kyung Jeong, Mi Sook Lee, Yun Shin Kim, Hyun Jong Park, Sang Joon Choi
1Department of Pathology, Chosun University, College of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.
2Department of Obstetrics, Chosun University, College of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.
3Department of Gynecology, Chosun University, College of Medicine, Kwangju, Korea.
Benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM) is a rare mesothelial lesion that forms multicystic masses in the upper abdomen, pelvis and retroperitoneum. Although it is categorized as a benign lesion, it has a tendency to recur. It is uncertain whether the nature of this lesion is reactive or neoplastic, but many articles support the conclusion that it is reactive rather than neoplastic. The majority of cases were associated with a history of a previous abdominal or pelvic operation, or an evidence of endometriosis or a pelvic inflammatory disease, or a combination of these findings. In a 26-year-old woman we experienced a case of BCM which was incidentally discovered at cesarean delivery revealing multilocular thin and translucent walled cysts in the pelvic cavity. Microscopic examination revealed a thin cyst wall that was composed of fibrous connective tissue and lined by internal stratified and external nonstratified single cuboidal epithelia.
Key Words: Benign cystic mesothelioma; Multilocular cyst
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