Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 277, Issue 4, pp 379–380 | Cite as

Laparoscopic management of a large recurrent benign mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary

  • Suneeta Mittal
  • Nupur Gupta
  • Aparna K. Sharma
  • Vatsla Dadhwal
Letter to the Editor



Benign mucinous cystadenomas account for 15% of all ovarian neoplasms and up to 80% of all mucinous tumors. Laparoscopy has become an accepted method of management for ovarian cysts and its role is expanding as large benign adnexal masses more than 10 cm can be managed safely and effectively.

Case report

We report a 25-year-old nulliparous lady with a huge benign mucinous cystadenoma managed by laparoscopic cystectomy, followed by an early recurrence within 2 months. Left salpingo-oophorectomy was performed on a repeat laparoscopy due to suspicion of malignancy on ultrasound. Pathology revealed a benign cyst.


Since mucinous tumors are usually benign and multilocular, management of young patients is challenging, especially in the case of recurrence which is very rare.


Mucinous cystadenoma Recurrence Operative laparoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suneeta Mittal
    • 1
  • Nupur Gupta
    • 1
  • Aparna K. Sharma
    • 1
  • Vatsla Dadhwal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics & GynaecologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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