Axial contrast-enhanced CT image of the pelvis shows an enhancing mass (arrow) in the presacral region.Figure 27Download as PowerPointOpen in Image CT shows a well-defined fluid collection (Fig 34a), with progressively increasing attenuation caused by contrast-enhanced urine entering the urinoma (Fig 34b). Inpress, No. Less Common Sarcomas.—Rhabdomyosarcoma is a malignant tumor that arises from the primitive mesenchyme with rhabdomyoma differentiation. Retroperitoneal fibrosis is an uncommon collagen vascular disease of unknown cause that can mimic a retroperitoneal tumor. The clinical spectrum ranges from asymptomatic bone lesions to systemic illness and death. Lymphangioma accounts for 1% of all retroperitoneal neoplasms (3). Axial contrast-enhanced T1-weighted fat-suppressed gradient-echo MR image shows a retroperitoneal mass that contains intensely enhancing vessels (arrows). In the retroperitoneum, schwannoma is commonly located in the paravertebral region and, less commonly, adjacent to the kidney, presacral space, and abdominal wall. Although paraganglioma may be “bright” (Fig 16), the tumor is usually complex and heterogeneous (because of hemorrhage) (28) and almost never demonstrates “lightbulb” high signal intensity with current imaging techniques (35). CT and MR imaging show a multilocular thin-walled cystic lesion, which is indistinguishable from other cystic lesions. Retroperitoneal masses can arise from various tissues and are a diverse group, including some rare neoplasms. 9, 1 August 2016 | Iranian Journal of Radiology, Vol. Retroperitoneal sarcoma should also be included in the differential diagnosis, especially if the mass has a tumefactive appearance . Rupan Sanyal 1 and Erick M. Remer 1. Most (80%) of these cases are associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection, and the manifestations range from benign infectious mononucleosis to non-Hodgkin lymphomas. 1, Journal of Clinical Imaging Science, Vol. 4, No. Mixed signal intensity and a fluid-debris level can be seen in hemorrhagic lesions. Histologically, mucinous cystadenoma has a single layer of tall columnar epithelial cells. These tumors are believed to arise from aberrant primordial germ cell rests that are due to (a) faulty migration of germ cells from the yolk sac or endoderm to the urogenital ridge or (b) germ cells distributed physiologically to liver, bone marrow, and brain (36). On CT they are of mixed density due to necrosis and hemorrhage and they tend to be well vascularized, so they will enhance like the case on the left. You can have a large mesenteric component and such a small attachment to the bowel, that you may not appreciate it. Figure 22 Extramedullary plasmacytoma in a 68-year-old man. Heterogeneous attenuation is seen only in cases with aggressive histology. 2, Radiologic Clinics of North America, Vol. Floating aorta sign: Floating aorta sign: encasement of aorta by retroperitoneal mass. Myxoid liposarcoma is seen in a younger population. The differential diagnosis of a predominantly cystic mass with areas of solid enhancement includes myxoid liposarcoma, schwannoma, and neurofibroma. Whole-body short inversion time inversion-recovery (STIR) MR imaging is a sensitive method for the detection of bone lesions associated with this condition (56).Figure 29 Lymphangiomatosis in a 26-year-old man. Angiosarcoma is a malignant tumor of endothelial and mesenchymal cells. received a grant from and is a consultant and is on the Advisory Board for Koninklijke Philips Electronics. Usually there is accompanying abnormality of the terminal ileum and lymphadenopathy. Crossref , Medline , Google Scholar Al-though there is substantial overlap of computed tomographic (CT) findings in various retroperitoneal cysts, some CT features, along with clinical characteristics, may suggest a specific diagnosis. Consider this diagnosis if you see something that looks like peritoneal carcinomatosis in a young man that has no history of a primary malignancy. NHL would be number one in the differential diagnosis of these images. Negative attenuation can be seen that is due to fat contained within the fluid. … Figure 35 Lymphocele in a 43-year-old woman who had ovarian cancer and had undergone retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy. There may be some calcifications. 42, No. Usually there are other sites with lymphoma. Malignant nerve sheath tumors are more common in the 20–50-year age group, with no sex predilection. 2014, No. Axial T2-weighted spin-echo MR image obtained at the level of the aortic bifurcation shows a hypointense rind of chronic retroperitoneal fibrosis (arrows) encasing the lower part of the aorta. First of all this is a well circumscribed lesion with a low density on CT. There is some enhancement around the lesion and there are some small strands of enhancement within the lesion. A multilocular elongated cyst with faint calcification that crosses multiple retroperitoneal compartments is suggestive of a cystic lymphangioma, which when multiple and when associated with bone lesions and other visceral lesions is consistent with lymphangiomatosis. The differential diagnosis of a solid mass with calcification includes teratoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, chondrosaroma, Ewing sarcoma, dedifferentiated liposarcoma, and synovial sarcoma. CT and MR imaging are valuable in the evaluation of retroperitoneal masses, particularly in staging and the assessment of vascular invasion. It is useful to observe the displacement of normal anatomic structures (, 1).Anterior displacement of retroperitoneal organs (eg, kidneys, adrenal glands, ureters, ascending and descending colon, pancreas, portions of the duodenum) strongly suggests that … Synovial cell sarcoma is commonly seen around the joints (85%–95% of cases) and is extremely rare in the retroperitoneum, a location where it is associated with a poor prognosis. 5, 5 December 2014 | Frontiers in Surgery, Vol. Soft tissue masses with “cyst-like” appearance on MR imaging: distinction of benign and malignant lesions. Arteriography of Retroperitoneal Masses Levin, David C.; Watson, Robin C.; Baltaxe, Harold A. Anterior (dashed lines) and posterior (dotted lines) perirenal fascia join to form lateroconal fascia. Cystic degeneration is rare. 157, No. Axial CT image shows extensive fat proliferation (arrows) in the pelvic retroperitoneal space. Gross, MD, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, Wash.), A lymphocele is a collection of lymph without an epithelial lining that is seen after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy (in 12%–24% of these) or renal transplantation. Figure 13 Plexiform neurofibroma in a 45-year-old woman with type 1 neurofibromatosis. Enhancement is variable and often mild, and there is no associated bone destruction or calcification. Progressive enlargement, pain, irregular margins, a heterogeneous nature, and infiltration into adjacent soft tissues are suggestive of malignancy (Fig 14), especially when associated with type 1 neurofibromatosis (1).Figure 14 Neurofibrosarcoma in a 48-year-old man. Because the treatment options vary, it is useful to be able to differentiate these masses by using imaging criteria. 1, 7 September 2015 | Acta Radiologica Short Reports, Vol. A pear-shaped bladder is produced by symmetric compression and displacement of the bladder caused by pelvic lipomatosis. Cystic mesothelioma is uncommon in the retroperitoneum. Primary retroperitoneal neoplasms are uncommon in children. At CT and MR imaging, a unilocular or multilocular cyst with thin walls containing clear fluid is depicted. This is probably an old mesenteric hematoma as a result of a lap belt injury. Approximately 14% of the patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma present with a retroperitoneal mass. Retroperitoneal Masses: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings with Pathologic Correlation Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology, Vol. Note the surgical clip (curved arrow) anterior to the right psoas major. The mass extends into and expands the right intervertebral foramen (arrow) at the L4-L5 level. CT shows a well-defined round or oval fluid collection with enhancing walls (Fig 36). 57, No. Axial CT image of the abdomen shows lobulated masses that contain cystic areas (arrows) in the superior retroperitoneal space. C.C. In TB the peritoneum is usually very thick (arrow). Extramedullary Plasmacytoma.—Extramedullary plasmacytoma is a rare plasma cell neoplasm (3%–4%) that is characterized by monoclonal proliferation of plasma cells. gies for retroperitoneal cystic masses vary depending on the cause, the ability to noninvasively differentiate between masses is important. At MR imaging, cellular areas are hypointense on T1- and T2-weighted images. CT images show an ill- or well-defined mass with relatively high attenuation (Fig 10). 50, No. Calcification may occur. Retroperitoneal mass lesion seen encasing and infiltrating the left ureter causing left hydroureteronephrosis. Mizuki Nishino et al. Notice the sheet-like thickening of the peritoneum. Retroperitoneal masses radiology 1. Histologically, there is xanthogranulomatous infiltration with foamy histiocytes surrounded by fibrosis, without Birbeck granules or S-100 immunostaining. Plasmacytoma progresses to myeloma in 50% of cases (43,44).Figure 22 Extramedullary plasmacytoma in a 68-year-old man. Primary Retroperitoneal Neoplasms: CT and MR Imaging Findings with Anatomic and Pathologic Diagnostic Clues. Forty percent of paragangliomas produce high catecholamine levels, which result in symptoms such as headache, palpitations, excessive sweating, and elevated urinary metanephrine or vanillylmandelic acid levels. Lymphangiomatosis (cystic angiomatosis) is characterized by diffuse multisystemic lymphangiomas that are locally infiltrative, with growth along tissue planes (52–55). It is usually asymptomatic but can manifest with pain or a mass. At CT, small tumors may be homogeneously solid, but large tumors have extensive areas of necrosis and occasional hemorrhage (Fig 3). Axial contrast-enhanced CT image obtained at the level of the L5 vertebra shows a large mass with areas of necrosis in the right posterior pararenal and paravertebral spaces. 12, 3 July 2017 | Scientific Reports, Vol. The growth rate of a small renal mass on serial imaging however has not been shown to provide reliable prediction of malignancy or benignity. A müllerian cyst can be the pronephric, mesonephric, or metanephric type. These tumors are mostly benign but have varying malignant potential (21). Involvement of multiple organ systems is characteristic, obviating the need for biopsy. Primary retroperitoneal masses: what is the differential diagnosis? Perinephric Space a) Soft Tissue Rind b) Fatty … 41, No. Other theories of development include a teratoma, a supernumerary ovary, and an enterogenous cyst. CT or MR imaging shows a mass lesion with areas of calcification, necrosis, and heterogeneous enhancement (Fig 6). Lymphoma is treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Viewer. Axial noncontrast CT image shows a large homogeneous mass (arrow) in the retroperitoneum. Vascular tumors such as paragangliomas and hemangiopericytomas demonstrate flow voids on spin-echo T1-weighted MR images, hemorrhagic necrosis with fluid-fluid levels, and intense contrast enhancement. On the left we see cysts in the peritoneum and in the spleen. Leiomyosarcoma is more common in women, in the 5th to 6th decades of life (13). Extraovarian primary sex cord stromal tumor is more commonly seen in the pelvis along the broad ligament or fallopian tubes and is less commonly seen in the retroperitoneum or adrenal glands. 19, No. Urinoma is a collection of extravasated urine that is found secondary to trauma or iatrogenic causes. On the left another case of pseudomyxoma peritonei. So these are the things to look for. Angiomyolipoma.—Angiomyolipoma has varying amounts of blood vessels, smooth muscle cells, and adipose tissue. 157, No. Coronal CT image obtained after the biopsy shows a heterogeneous predominantly cystic-appearing hematoma (arrow) in the right retroperitoneal space. The differential diagnosis includes benign thrombus, angiosarcoma, and a tumor extending to the IVC from adjacent organs. Axial CT image of the abdomen shows lobulated masses that contain cystic areas (arrows) in the superior retroperitoneal space.Figure 30Download as PowerPointOpen in Image Compression of adjacent organs causes formation of a pseudocapsule. Epidermoid cyst is more common in women. 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This cyst is usually asymptomatic and is more common in middle-aged women. Radiology Assistant 2.0 app; Android app; StartRadiology; How to make videos/illustrations. Tumour markers are of significant (40%) help in the diagnosis of retroperitoneal tumours. This type of stroma is more commonly seen in myxoid liposarcoma, neurogenic tumors, and myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma (3,4). This tumor is more common in males (3:1), particularly in the 50–60-year age group. After contrast material administration, prominent diffuse heterogeneous enhancement may be seen (18). Figure 6 Rhabdomyosarcoma in a 12-year-old boy. Lipomatosis is seen commonly in the pelvis and along the perirectal and perivesicular spaces and is seen less commonly in the abdominal retroperitoneum. The disease progresses from chronic active inflammation to fibrous scarring (45). Figure 13 Plexiform neurofibroma in a 45-year-old woman with type 1 neurofibromatosis. 38, No. Notice the bowel retraction and wall thickening. Fibromatosis can be either superficial or deep. Just like pleural mesothelioma, it is associated with asbestos exposure. 2, 15 January 2015 | RadioGraphics, Vol. 4, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, Vol. 12, Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira, Vol. Mesenteric lymph nodes are also more commonly involved in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A cystic mass with slow, progressive enhancement is typical of a lymphangioleiomyoma (enhancement caused by slow lymphatic flow into the mass) or a urinoma (contrast-enhanced urine entering the urinoma). Retroperitoneal hematoma is caused by trauma, blood dyscrasia, anticoagulation therapy, rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, or interventional or surgical procedures. Figure 9 Myelolipoma in a 44-year-old woman. 6, 12 September 2017 | RadioGraphics, Vol. Rarely, leiomyosarcoma may appear as mostly cystic. In the pelvis additional echinococcal cysts are seen. Lymphangioma is a developmental malformation that is caused by failure of communication of retroperitoneal lymphatic tissue with the main lymphatic vessels. The diagnosis is evident when the patient has a known hemoglobinopathy and when characteristic skeletal changes are found (50).Figure 27 Extramedullary hematopoiesis in a 38-year-old man with thalassemia. 2, Journal de Chirurgie Viscérale, Vol. Fifty percent of these tumors originate de novo, and the rest of them are derived from neurofibroma or ganglioneuroma or occur after exposure to radiation (28). Desmoid tumor can be sporadic or associated with familial polyposis coli and Gardner syndrome. Inflammatory pseudotumor is a diagnosis by exclusion. Usually it is a lymphangioma. Frequently tumors have relatively unimpeded growth where symptoms develop late and the tumor at presentation tending to be extremely large (average size 11-20 cm). 1, Journal of the Korean Society of Radiology, Vol. Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disease.—Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease is a polyclonal or monoclonal proliferation of B lymphocytes that occurs as a complication of solid organ transplantation and immunosuppression. In the bones, there are well-defined geographic lytic lesions with sclerotic borders that are caused by anomalous agenesis or insufficient lymphatic vessels. Imaging findings are nonspecific, but this tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis when a young patient presents with a retroperitoneal mass. Lipomatosis may be asymptomatic or associated with nonspecific symptoms, including lower abdominal pain and urinary or gastrointestinal symptoms. Antoni A areas are highly cellular, and Antoni B areas are less cellular, with cystic areas. Figure 25 Chronic retroperitoneal fibrosis in a 55-year-old woman. Lymphography made the visualization of some of the retroperitoneal lymph nodes feasible. Viewer. Extramedullary hematopoiesis is seen in hemoglobinopathies, myelofibrosis, leukemia, lymphoma, and carcinomas. In Peritoneum and Mesentery - part I: Anatomy the normal anatomy and physiology of the peritoneum and peritoneal cavity are discussed. Data to be obtained are the composition of the mass (solid, cystic, or mixed), its limits, its location and organ dependence, its vascularization, and the presence of additional findings (lymphadenopathy, ascites, etc.). 81, No. 37, No. Clinical features of acute or chronic pancreatitis are seen. Teratoma is more common in females, with a bimodal age distribution (<6 months and early adulthood). Usually these metastases arise from mucinous carcinomas of the ovary or of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, colon, pancreas). Note also the mass (arrowhead) in the posterior pararenal space, posterior to the right kidney. 63, No. Viewer. Ganglioneuroma.—Ganglioneuroma is a rare benign tumor that arises from the sympathetic ganglia. In combination with the low density on CT this tells us that there is mucin within the lesion. Axial contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MR image shows a well-circumscribed lobulated mass with whorled enhancement (straight arrows) in the pelvic retroperitoneum. The retroperitoneal space is the area between the posterior portion of the parietal peritoneum and the posterior abdominal wall muscles ( Figure 16-1 ).It extends from the diaphragm to the pelvis. Pathologically, schwannoma is encapsulated and extends along the course of a nerve, with the nerve of origin flattened against the periphery of the tumor. The first step when diagnosing peritoneal or mesenteric masses is to separate them into cystic and solid. Knowing as much as possible about your enemy precedes successful battle and learning about the disease process precedes successful management 4. Tumors from the middle segment of the IVC have a better prognosis than those from other IVC segments (14).Figure 4 Leiomyosarcoma with IVC involvement in a 53-year-old man. Variations in the size of the mass have been reported with diet, time of the day, and gravitational factors (59). Table 1 Classification of Solid Retroperitoneal Masses. 5, 12 September 2018 | RadioGraphics, Vol. Compared with nonmalignant retroperitoneal fibrosis, malignant retroperitoneal fibrosis is larger, with irregular lobular nodular margins, is located more cephalad, and shows mass effect, displacing the aorta and IVC anteriorly and the ureters laterally, with variable contrast enhancement. On the left a typical case. Radiology department of the St. Antonius hospital, Nieuwegein, the Medical Centre Alkmaar and the Rijnland hospital, Leiderdorp, the Netherlands Publicationdate 2015-05-01 The 2012 Revised Atlanta Classification of acute pancreatitis enables standardized reporting which is helpful for communication between clinicians and for research. It is a very aggressive tumor with a poor prognosis. On the left a patient with malignant mesothelioma. Lymphangioma is often closely associated with the small bowel. Other findings include (a) an elevated carcinoembryonic antigen level in the serum and (b) glandular epithelial cells at biopsy (61). Table 2 Classification of Cystic Retroperitoneal Masses. Lymphangioma is a benign lesion of vascular origin. Retroperitoneal masses are best defined with cross-sectional imaging, being ultrasound the best initial approach in children. We will discuss the differential diagnosis of cystic and solid peritoneal and mesenteric masses. Soft-tissue masses persist after treatment because of fibrosis and cannot be differentiated from viable tumor. Figure 33 Retroperitoneal hematoma in a 51-year-old man who had undergone bone marrow biopsy. ), editor, and reviewers have no relevant relationships to disclose. At CT, the lymphangiomas appear as large well-defined nonenhancing cystic masses, which may have fine specks of calcification (Fig 29). The differential diagnosis for retroperitoneal masses includes retroperitoneal sarcoma (liposarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, or malignant fibrous histiocytoma), retroperitoneal metastasis and retroperitoneal lymphoma. First study the images on the left and continue with the MR. 32, No. The RS is a common secondarily involved site in common inflammatory conditions, such as suppurative retropharyngeal adenitis and the very uncommon true retropharyngeal abscess, and mucosal-origin neoplastic conditions, such as nasopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma; these are dis… Axial T2-weighted fast spin-echo MR image shows heterogeneous hyperintensity (straight arrow) within the mass, which is infiltrating the right psoas muscle (curved arrow). Viewer. Extraosseous plasmacytoma has a better prognosis than the solitary bone plasmacytoma. (d) Pleomorphic liposarcoma in the right retrocolic compartment of a 63-year-old man is shown as a solid soft-tissue mass (arrowhead) without any macroscopic fat. The hormonally active ovaries secrete fluid that becomes loculated in the pelvis. 3, No. The findings from histopathologic examination disclosed that this mass was a perivascular epithelioid cell tumor, subtype angiomyolipoma. This entity is more common than previously thought. Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma.—Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is the third most common retroperitoneal sarcoma (19%) and overall is the most common soft-tissue sarcoma in the body. Solid neoplasms in the retroperitoneum can be broadly divided into four groups: (a) mesodermal neoplasms; (b) neurogenic tumors; (c) germ cell, sex cord, and stromal tumors; and (d) lymphoid and hematologic neoplasms. Other less common primary retroperitoneal epithelial neoplasms include borderline mucinous tumor, mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, and borderline serous tumor.Figure 32 Serous cystadenocarcinoma in a 44-year-old woman. (a) Axial contrast-enhanced CT image obtained after the accident shows renal injury, with a hematoma (arrowhead) posteriorly and a large fluid collection (arrows) in the right anterior pararenal space. This cyst requires surgical excision with wide clearance margins. Anatomy of the retroperitoneum Normal anatomy . Enlarged vessels coursing through the lesion (Fig 8), aneurysms, and associated hemorrhage are features that enable distinguishing an angiomyolipoma from liposarcoma (12). 29, 14 March 2015 | BMC Surgery, Vol. CT or MR imaging shows an enhancing mass expanding the involved vessel (Fig 7). Imaging appearances vary, and the tumor could be solid or cystic with solid components. These are also mesenteric cysts. 11.1 Transabdominal ultrasound of cystic abdominal mass demonstrating an anechoic, irregularly shaped cystic lesion at midline located anterior to the SMA and SMV and inferior to the pancreas. Imaging-guided biopsy may be required for confirmation of the diagnosis. Gallium 67 scans show high uptake in the active stages of the disease and little or no uptake in the chronic fibrotic stage. Mucinous carcinomatosis is the most common cystic tumor to affect the peritoneal cavity. The anterior pararenal space (APRS) is located between the parietal peritoneum (PP) and the anterior renal fascia (ARF) and contains the pancreas (Pan), the ascending colon (AC), and the descending colon (DC). jun06 1, 29 November 2013 | Insights into Imaging, Vol. On CT the low density of the mucin stands out, but on MR we can appreciate the enhancement better. This solitary solid mass was found in the pelvis. At MR imaging, the fatty component has high signal intensity on T1-weighted images. Liposarcoma is usually larger and less well defined than a myelolipoma. Primary Sex Cord Stromal Tumors.—Extraovarian primary sex cord stromal tumor arises from ectopic sex cord stromal tissue or from sex cord–like differentiation of somatic cells. 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