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American Journal of Dermatopathology:
doi: 10.1097/DAD.0b013e3182858460
Extraordinary Case Report

Multilocular Mesothelial Proliferation Involving the Skin of the Umbilicus

Konstantinova, Anastasia M. MD, PhD*,†; Michal, Michal MD‡,§; Kacerovska, Denisa MD, PhD‡,§; Kazakov, Dmitry V. MD, PhD‡,§

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Abstract

Multilocular mesothelial proliferation (MMP) is a rare lesion that mainly arises from the peritoneal mesothelium. Most often, it occurs in women of reproductive age, with a history of abdominal surgery, endometriosis, or pelvic inflammatory disease. We describe an unusual case of a 73-year-old woman affected by a large MMP, which involved the skin and presented clinically as a cutaneous mass. To the best of our knowledge, MMP involving the umbilicus has never been reported in a peer-reviewed literature.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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