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Case report
Ruptured primary mucinous cystadenoma of spleen leading to mucinous ascites
  1. Jagdish Gupta and
  2. Archit Gupta
  1. General Surgery, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Archit Gupta; archit9th{at}


Mucinous cystadenoma are rare benign mucin-producing tumours. Primary mucinous neoplasms most commonly involve ovary, pancreas or appendix. They may rupture to produce mucous ascites/pseudomyxoma peritonei. We are describing a 51-year-old man who presented to us with symptomatic gallstone disease but during preoperative ultrasound was found to have cystic lesions in spleen with free fluid in the abdomen. Splenectomy and drainage of mucin were done. Histopathology was done and a final diagnosis of primary mucinous cystadenoma of spleen with mucinous ascites was made.

  • surgery
  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • surgical oncology

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  • Contributors JG has defined intellectual content and has edited the manuscript. AG has searched the literature and has prepared the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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