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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 2008;25(2):134-138.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 2008.
A Case of Primary Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma.
Jun Ho Ji, Hwa Jung Lee, Seung Chan Park, Jung Chul Park, Eun Jung Choi, Hye Jin Seo, Won Sik Lee, Jung Lim Lee, Byung Jo Bae, Kyung Rak Shon, Kyung Hee Lee
1Department of Internal Medicine, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Surgery, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
3Department of Pathology, Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu, Korea.
4Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Yeungnam University, Daegu, Korea.
Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma is a very rare malignancy, and little is known concerning its pathogenesis, optimal treatment, and prognosis. A 29-year-old pregnant woman (21 weeks) presented with abdominal discomfort. CA 19-9, CA 125, and CEA were normal. Abdominal CT scanning revealed a 19x15x13 cm retroperitoneal tumor. Exploratory laparotomy and tumor excision were performed. Mucinous retroperitoneal implants were removed as completely as possible. Histologically, the tumor showed focal areas of capsular invasion, but free resection margins. The uterus and both ovaries were normal in appearance. No adjuvant therapy was pursued. Six months later, peritoneal and bilateral ovarian metastases were discovered.Hence, we report the details of this case of primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadeno-carcinoma and present a review of the literature.
Key Words: Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous, Retroperitoneum


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