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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 6728160, 3 pages
Case Report

Benign Cystic Peritoneal Mesothelioma Revealed by Small Bowel Obstruction

1Surgical Service, Renaissance Hospital of N’Djamena, N’Djamena, Chad
2Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (FMBS), The University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
3Radiology Service, Renaissance Hospital of N’Djamena, N’Djamena, Chad

Received 31 October 2015; Accepted 21 February 2016

Academic Editor: Soon Thye Lim

Copyright © 2016 Kaimba Bray Madoué et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Benign cystic peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor which frequently occurs in women of reproductive age. Abdominal pain associated with pelvic or abdominal mass is the common clinical presentation. We report the case of a 22-year-old woman with a pathological proved benign cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum revealed by a small bowel obstruction and a painful left-sided pelvic mass with signs of psoitis. Contrast enhanced abdominal CT-scan demonstrated a large pelvic cystic mass with mass effect on rectosigmoid and pelvic organs. The patient underwent surgical removal of the tumor. Pathological examination revealed the diagnosis of benign cystic mesothelioma of the peritoneum. The outcome was excellent with a 12-month recoil.