Urogenital mesenteric cyst with fallopian tubal features

Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1987 Jan;111(1):78-80.


Urogenital cysts are retroperitoneal or mesenteric cysts that are derived from vestigial remnants of the embryonic urogenital apparatus. Although their precise embryonic origins are usually obscure, occasionally they display histologic features indicative of a mesonephric or metanephric origin. This report describes an unusual mesenteric müllerian cyst consisting of an endosalpingial lining and two-layered smooth muscle walls, probably representing a müllerian duct duplication cyst.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Fallopian Tubes / pathology*
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / embryology
  • Genital Diseases, Female / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Mesenteric Cyst / embryology
  • Mesenteric Cyst / pathology*
  • Middle Aged
  • Urologic Diseases / embryology
  • Urologic Diseases / pathology*