Pseudomixoma peritonei: A case report

Ferdinando Cafiero, Alberto Peressini, Sergio Bertoglio, Ennio Biscaldi, Paola Queirolo, Luciano Moresco, Paolo Mezaros, Pierluigi Percivale

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Abstract

Pseudomixoma peritonei is a rare neoplasm characterized by mucinous ascites and the mucinous involvement of peritoneal surfaces, omentum and bowel loops. Usually pseudomixoma peritonei is associated with benign or malignant mucinous tumor of the appendix or ovary. The diagnosis of pseudomixoma tumor of the appendix or ovary. The diagnosis of pseudomixoma peritonei is difficult because laboratory and radiology results are frequently nondiagnostic. We report a case that was initially mistaken for carcinomatosis of unknown origin and that underwent cytoreductive procedure and omentectomy as the treatment of choice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3901-3905
Number of pages5
JournalAnticancer Research
Volume17
Issue number5 B
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997

Keywords

  • Appendix
  • Cytoreduction
  • Mucinous tumor
  • Ovary
  • Pseudomixoma peritonei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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