A huge benign mucinous cystadenoma of ovary: a case report and review of literature

Rajshree D. Katke

Abstract


Ovarian tumour is not a single entity, but a complex wide spectrum of neoplasms involving a variety of histological tissues. The most common are the epithelial tumours forming 80 % of all tumours. 80% are benign tumours, 10% borderline malignant and 8-10% malignant. Mucinous tumours represent about 8-10% of the epithelial tumours, they may reach enormous size filling the entire abdominal cavity.1 Here we would like to present a case of huge benign mucinous cystadenoma in a 50 year old female where the patient could not access medical care, and presented with huge tumour which lead to breathlessness and responded remarkably to surgical excision. The patient could go back to her normal life following the procedure.


Keywords


Huge benign mucinous cystadenoma, Mucinous cystadenoma

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