June 18th, 2018

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A Rare Case of Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Adenocarcinoma: A Case Report
Authors:  John S. Cupp, M.D., Jeffrey Illeck, M.D., Naser Rahbar, M.D., Mark A. Rettenmaier, M.D., and Bram H. Goldstein, Ph.D.
BACKGROUND: Primary retroperitoneal mucinous adenocarcinomas are very rare tumors that resemble ovarian mucinous cystadenocarcinomas.

CASE: A 39-year-old woman presented with a 20-cm cystic lesion. Following surgery final pathology revealed mucinous adenocarcinoma consistent with a primary retroperitoneal process. The patient responded favorably to 6 cycles of paclitaxel and carboplatin chemotherapy and currently has no evidence of disease.

CONCLUSION: During surgical resection of a primary retroperitoneal mucinous adenocarcinoma, ensuring that the lesion remains intact has clinically significant implications.
Keywords:  adenocarcinoma; adenocarcinoma, mucinous; carboplatin; carcinoma, mucinous; gynecologic surgery; paclitaxel
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