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Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma of the Retroperitoneum: Report of a Case

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Retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinomas are extremely rare. A 40-year-old Japanese woman was found to have a retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of ovarian type. Both ovaries were normal. Concentrations of carcinoembryonic antigen and carbohydrate antigen 19-9 in the cyst fluid were extremely high (810 000 ng/ml and 8 082 000 IU/l, respectively). The tumor varied from benign to borderline and malignant in microscopic appearance, and the lesion was composed of mesothelium-like cells. The histologic and immunohistochemical findings suggested that the tumor developed from mucinous metaplasia of the coelomic mesothelium.

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Received: July 5, 2000 / Accepted: March 6, 2001

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Suzuki, S., Mishina, T., Ishizuka, D. et al. Mucinous Cystadenocarcinoma of the Retroperitoneum: Report of a Case. Surg Today 31, 747–750 (2001).

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