AANAT

CASE REPORT

10.21276/aanat.2016.2.2.3
A Rare Case of Splenic Benign Mucinous Cystadenoma
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Jul-Dec 2016 | Vol 2 | Issue 2 | Page :7-10

Raafat A Hegazy1, Abdelmonem A Hegazy2,Salah F Alsayed3,Elsayed E Ammar4

1Pathology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt.
2Anatomy and Embryology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt.
3Internal Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt.
4General Surgery Department, Kaleemullah Hospital, San-Alhagar, Zagazig 44519, Egypt.

How to cite this article:: Hegazy RA, Hegazy AA, Alsayed SF, Ammar EE. A Rare Case of Splenic Benign Mucinous Cystadenoma. Acad. Anat. Int. 2016;2(2):7-10.

ABSTRACT

This is a report of a rare case of benign mucinous cystadenoma of the spleen. The case was preceded by a benign mucinous cystadenoma of the ovary 10 years before, accompanied by pseudomyxoma peritonei. The pancreas and peritoneum were free. The spleen showed multilocular cystic mass with smooth inner surface and profuse insipissated mucus. Microscopically, no papillary structure was found on the inner surface of cystic space which was lined by a single layer of mucin-producing epithelial cells without malignant change. The cause of such rare case remains unclear. It is suggested that it may be a part of syndrome of multiple mucin producing cysts, like that of mucoviscidosis.

Keywords:Brachial plexSpleen, Cystadenoma, Mucinous, Benign.

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