Malignant mesothelioma arising in the pouch of Douglas: Computed tomography appearance. A case report

Daryl Fanney, Mauricio Castillo, Javier Casillas

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An unusual case of a malignant peritoneal mesothelioma arising in the pouch of Douglas is presented. The tumor spread along the serosal surfaces of this space but invaded the bowel cephalad to it. A high degree of suspicion aids in considering this rare tumor in the differential diagnosis and early detection may lead to improved survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-182
Number of pages4
JournalComputerized Medical Imaging and Graphics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988



  • CT
  • Malignant mesothelioma
  • Peritoneum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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