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Cohen I MD; Altaras, M MD; Lew, S MD; MD, R Jaffe; Ben-Aderet, N MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology: June 1988
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A 36-year-old woman required laparotomy early in the puerperium after a normal delivery because of the presence of a large abdominal cyst. At laparotomy, a large mucinous cystadenoma was found attached to the root of the ileal mesentery; the ovaries were normal. This is the third case of mesenteric cyst published in association with pregnancy, but the first with a mucinous pattern. Pathologic aspects, possible complications, and treatment are discussed.

© 1988 The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists