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Title:
Multicystic Benign Mesothelioma Resected Robotically in a Postpartum Female: A Case Report
Authors:  Daniel Core, M.D., Tierra Range, M.D., Bernadette K. McLaren, M.D., and Destin Black, M.D.
 
BACKGROUND: Multicystic benign mesothelioma is a rare intraabdominal tumor that arises from the peritoneal mesothelium, usually in reproductive age females. Management consists of surgical resection with the goal of complete gross resection of disease.

CASE: A 29-year-old woman presented postpartum with progressive abdominal pain and bloating. Computerized tomography (CT) revealed extensive abdominal and pelvic complex multiseptated masses concerning for malignancy. Complete cytoreduction was successfully achieved with a minimally invasive robotic approach. The patient had a prompt recovery and a good outcome with no residual disease noted on CT imaging 7 months after surgery.

CONCLUSION: Aggressive surgical management is often required for the treatment of multicystic benign mesothelioma. We report a minimally invasive robotic approach with achievement of complete gross resection of visible disease.
Keywords:  abdominal neoplasms, cystic mesothelioma, cytoreduction surgical procedure, mesothelioma, peritoneal neoplasms, pregnancy, progesterone receptors, robotic surgical procedures
   
   
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