IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 27 / Issue 5 / pii/2006231

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Open Access Case Report

Incidental finding of a malignant peritoneal mesothelioma in an inguinal hernia sac: Report of a case

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1 Department of Pathology, Areteion University Hospital, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
2 2nd Surgical Clinic, Areteion University Hospital, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2006, 27(5), 534–536;
Published: 10 October 2006
Abstract

We report the case of a 46-year-old female who underwent a routine operation of herniorraphy for a right inguinal hernia. Phys­ical findings revealed a moveable tender mass in the right lower inguinal area. Pathological examination revealed a mass with multiple nodules scattered in the inguinal hernia sac. The histological features of these nodules were compatible with malignant peri­toneal mesothelioma (MPM). The incidental finding of MPM in the inguinal hernia sac is very rare. The incidence of this neoplasm is 2-2.6 cases per million annually, and the prognosis is very poor.

Keywords
Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma
Inguinal hernia
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