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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 75

of 'Clinical features, diagnosis, and management of von Hippel-Lindau disease'

Papillary cystadenoma of the mesosalpinx in von Hippel-Lindau disease.
Gersell DJ, King TC
Am J Surg Pathol. 1988;12(2):145.
Papillary cystadenoma of the epididymis is an occasional finding in men with von Hippel-Lindau disease. To date, an analogous lesion has not been described in women with the syndrome. We report a case of an asymptomatic papillary cystadenoma of the mesosalpinx found incidentally during surgery for a renal cell carcinoma in a woman with von Hippel-Lindau disease. This finding supports the notion that similar lesions may arise in both men and women with von Hippel-Lindau disease, perhaps from embryologically related portions of the urogenital tract.
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.