Benign cystic mesothelioma: A rare cause of ascites in a case with familial Mediterranean fever


Curgunlu A., Karter Y., Tufekci I., Tunckale A., Karahasanoglu T.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.21, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 21 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY

Özet

Benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM) is a rare neoplasm of the peritoneum, consisting of solitary or multiple cysts arising from mesothelial cells. Here we report a patient with a previous diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) presenting with abdominal distension and ascites which were found to be due to BCM. The co-existence of these two entities has not been reported previously. Ascites as the presenting feature of BMC is also a rare observation.