A Diagnostic Challenge of Symptomatic Benign Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cyst: A Case Report

Retroperitoneal mucinous cyst

Authors

  • Namkha Dorji Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Phurpa Faculty of Postgraduate Medicine, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences of Bhutan, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Birendra Pradhan Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan.
  • Mehriban Amatullah Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Tasfia Mahmud Sirajul Islam Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Shirin Akter Begum Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v47i2.57784

Keywords:

Retroperitoneal mucinous cyst, Laparotomy, Histopathology, Ovarian tumour

Abstract

Background: Retroperitoneal cyst is a rare event with diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. It may remain asymptomatic or present with vague symptoms such as abdominal distension or pain. In the event of late diagnosis, it might develop complications like infection, perforation, haemorrhage and malignant transformation.

Objective: As there is not a single reported case from Bhutan, this is the first report to sensitise the clinicians so that they are aware about the rare possibility of this lesion.

Case: A 34-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain was diagnosed as ovarian tumour. During laparotomy, the mass was found to be a retroperitoneal cyst which was excised completely with intact capsule. The uterus, bilateral ovaries and fallopian tubes were normal. Histopathology confirmed that it to be benign primary retroperitoneal cyst.

Conclusion: Involvement of multidisciplinary team members would facilitate proper diagnosis and appropriate management of retroperitoneal cysts.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2021; 47(2): 225-229

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Published

2022-05-17

How to Cite

Dorji, N., Phurpa, Pradhan, B., Amatullah, M., Mahmud, T., & Begum, S. A. (2022). A Diagnostic Challenge of Symptomatic Benign Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cyst: A Case Report: Retroperitoneal mucinous cyst. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 47(2), 225–229. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v47i2.57784

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