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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 4974509, 5 pages
Case Report

Giant Intraperitoneal Multiloculated Pseudocyst in a Male

Department of Surgical Oncology, Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711, USA

Received 29 November 2015; Accepted 7 February 2016

Academic Editor: Neil D. Merrett

Copyright © 2016 Jacqueline Oxenberg. 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.


Intraperitoneal pseudocysts are rare and may be difficult to differentiate from other malignant neoplasms. Reports of occurrences are mainly associated with long-term intraperitoneal catheter use, intraperitoneal catheter infections, or major pelvic surgery in females, although there are few reported incidences without prior trauma. We present a case of a male patient found to have a 19 × 15 × 9 cm intraperitoneal pseudocyst with other multiloculated areas and a history of a right inguinal hernia repair. After a thorough review of the literature, this is the first multiloculated nonpancreatic pseudocyst reported in a male patient.