September 15th, 2019

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Benign Cystic Mesothelioma: A Report of 2 Cases and Discussion on Alternative Management
Authors:  dagh Mullen, M.D., Susan C. Tsai, M.D., Hyo K. Park, M.D., and Dana R. Gossett, M.D., MSCI
BACKGROUND: Benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM) is a rare tumor that typically occurs in reproductive-aged women. The mainstay of treatment is surgical resection.

CASE: Here we present 2 cases of BCM: one a recurrence managed conservatively and a second that required surgery for rapid growth and pain.

CONCLUSION: There is evidence that delaying surgical management for fertility or comorbid conditions is a reasonable alternative.
Keywords:  adnexal diseases; adnexal mass; benign cystic mesothelioma; cyst; endometriosis; mesothelioma, cystic; papillary mesothelioma; pelvic cyst; pelvic inflammatory disease; pelvic pain; peritoneal inclusion cyst
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