Journal of Medical and Surgical
Research (JMSR)


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Pages: 163-165

Date of Publication: 30-Nov--0001

Retropritoneal Mullerian Cyst: Report of a Case.

Author: A. Riany, A. Majbar, M. Alaoui, M. Raiss, F. Sabbah, A. Hrora, M. Ahallat

Category: JMSR Surgery

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Abstract:

The most common symptoms of Mullerian cyst are abdominal discomfort and palpable abdominal mass. The diagnosis is based on the histological findings. Retroperitoneal Mullerian cysts should be completely excised. We report a case of a 41 years old woman treated for 2 retroperitoneal Mullerian cysts completely resected surgically.

Retroperitoneal mullerian cyst is rare, the diagnosis is difficult preoperatively due to the lack of pathognomonic clinical and radiologic features. Its surgical excision is necessary to avoid recurrences.

Mullerian cyst of the retroperitoneum is an extremely rare disease. Only 15 cases have been reported in the literature. They are characterized by the development of Mullerian epithelium-lined cysts in the retroperitoneum similar to the lining epithelium of the fallopian tubes and the endometrium.

Keywords: Mullerian Cyst, Retroperitoneum, Surgery.