Mucoceles resulting from cystadenomas of the ovary are uncommon. Although rare, rupture of the mucoceles can occur without causing any abdominal issue. This report concerns an unusual and interesting case of the right ovary associated with liver, spleen and kidney cysts.
A case of ruptured mucocele resulting from cystadenoma of the ovary occurred in a 63-year-old woman. The patient underwent x-ray, ultrasound and a CT scan. Localised pseudomyxoma peritonei associated with adenocarcinoma of the right ovary was diagnosed. The patient underwent resection of the ovary, uterus, uterine tube and appendix with excision of the mesenteric lymph nodes and removal of about 5000 ml of yellowish mucoid jelly. She was free of symptoms at 1-year follow-up.
Pseudomyxoma peritonei may occur in patients with ovarian cystadenocarcinoma. In such patients, the ovary should be investigated and transvaginal ultrasound can be carefully performed in cases of ruptured mucoceles and localised pseudomyxoma peritonei. Surgical intervention is the current choice of management.