Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma in a Male Teen: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Jorge Luna-Abanto, Grivette Mendoza-Tisoc, Lourdes Huanca-Amesquita, Francisco Berrospi-Espinoza


The case of a Peruvian 15-year-old male with a left-flank abdominal mass suspected to be a peritoneal pseudomyxoma is presented. The patient underwent a R0 surgery, and the pathology review showed a benign multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma. Characterized by recurrent mesothelial peritoneal cysts originating in the epithelial and mesenchymal elements of mesothelial tissue, this benign tumor is unusual among young males.


Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma, multilocular peritoneal inclusion cyst, intra-abdominal tumor.

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