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Ruptured primary mucinous cystadenoma of spleen leading to mucinous ascites


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.

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  • gastrointestinal surgery
  • surgical oncology

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