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Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma

Surgical Department, Didimotichon General Hospital, Diagnostiko Center of Pathology, Didimotichon, Greece.
The American journal of case reports 10/2012; 13:262-4. DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.883523
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ABSTRACT Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease. It is not certain if it is a benign or a borderline tumor. Although many therapeutic approaches have been used, complete cytoreductive surgery in combination with hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy has gained acceptance.
A case of multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma in a 16-year old patient is reported. The patient underwent complete cytoreduction and received intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The patient is disease-free one year after surgery.
Complete cytoreductive surgery in combination with hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy appears to be a rational therapeutic approach in multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma.

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