Benign cystic mesothelioma: a rare cause of ascites in a case with familial Mediterranean fever.

@article{Curgunlu2003BenignCM,
  title={Benign cystic mesothelioma: a rare cause of ascites in a case with familial Mediterranean fever.},
  author={Asl{\'i} Curgunlu and Yesari H Karter and Işil Bavunoğlu T{\"u}fekçi and Aydin Tunçkale and Tayfun Karahasanoğlu},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 4 Suppl 30},
  pages={S41-3}
}
Benign cystic mesothelioma (BCM) is a rare neoplasm of the peritoneum, consisting of solitary or multiple cysts arising from mesothelial cells. Here we report a patient with a previous diagnosis of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) presenting with abdominal distension and ascites which were found to be due to BCM. The co-existence of these two entities has not been reported previously. Ascites as the presenting feature of BMC is also a rare observation. 

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