Title

Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma in an octogenarian: diagnosis, natural history, and treatment

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Surgery

Publication Date

2012-2

Document Type

Article

Subjects

Adenocarcinoma; Aged, 80 and over; Asthma; Colonic Neoplasms; Female; Humans; Hypertension; Mesothelioma, Cystic; Neoplasms, Multiple Primary; Peritoneal Neoplasms

Disciplines

Oncology | Surgery

Abstract

Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma (MCPM) is a rare cystic proliferation most often seen in women of reproductive age with a history of prior abdominal surgery. This is a case report of an 83-year-old woman diagnosed with MCPM during an exploratory laparotomy for presumed peritoneal carcinomatosis from colon cancer. After complete removal of all visible MCPM, the patient remains free of both colon cancer and MCPM. This article reviews the literature with regards to the pathology, natural history, risk of malignant transformation, and current options for management of MCPM, including cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

DOI of Published Version

10.1177/1066896911400737

Source

Int J Surg Pathol. 2012 Feb;20(1):92-6. Epub 2011 Mar 21. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International journal of surgical pathology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

21427095

Share

COinS