Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

What is a Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

A Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma (BMPM) is a very rare condition that emanates from the abdominal peritoneum. The condition is prevalent among premenopausal women. Because of its rarity, preoperative diagnosis is difficult and its origin and pathogenesis are uncertain. BMPM is more common in women of reproductive age, with mean age of 36 years.

 

What Causes  Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Many factors are thought to be responsible for the development Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma these factors include  previous surgery, endometriosis, and familial Mediterranean fever. The pathogenesis of BMPM is still unclear; however, as the majority of cases occur reproductive aged females, it is believed that female sex hormones play a role in its pathogenesis

 

What are The Symptoms of Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

The most common symptoms of Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma  presenting are

-Chronic or intermittent abdominal or pelvic pain

-Tenderness, or distension with an abdominal or pelvic mass.

How is Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma Treated

Benign Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma is principally managed by surgical resection; however, it is estimated that the recurrence rate is up to 50%. Malignant transformation is not common . Complete cytoreduction followed by instillation of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) remains the treatment of choice in the management of BMPM. This approach is thought to reduce the rate of recurrence and allow the  removal of microscopic residual tumor.

 

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Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

 

Multicystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma

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