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Mullerian Cyst of the Mesentery: A Case Report of an Unusual Location

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shahe Boghossian, Dr Beate Haugk, Steven White


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Mullerian cysts or paramesonephric cysts arise from the fused embryonic ducts, which typically regress in the uterus. These cysts are usually located paravertebrally. We present an unusual case of a Mullerian cyst developing within the mesentery of the ileocecum that was successfully resected. The patient presented to our surgical unit with abdominal pain and swelling. She underwent all the necessary tests to rule out other pathologies before she underwent right hemicolectomy. The patient was discharged without complications. Histopathology confirmed the presence of female reproductive tract epithelium, which was conclusive of a Mullerian cyst or paramesonephric cyst. Mullerian cysts are rarely malignant, and they are usually treated surgically. The incidence of Mullerian cysts is one in 105,000, with almost equal sex distribution. Their unusual intraperitoneal location further demonstrates their uncommon presentation. Clin. Anat. 23:866-869, 2010. (C) 2010 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

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Author(s): Boghossian S, Dasgupta K, Haugk B, White S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Anatomy

Year: 2010

Volume: 23

Issue: 7

Pages: 866-869

Print publication date: 02/09/2010

ISSN (print): 0897-3806

ISSN (electronic): 1098-2353

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.


DOI: 10.1002/ca.21041


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