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pseudomyxoma peritonei

Tuesday 21 June 2016

Definition: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (mucinous carcinoma peritonei) is a rare clinical disease. Although most cases derive from appendiceal mucinous tumors. A few are associated with pancreatic intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms.

The tumor recurrence may be due to tumor spillage at the time of the first surgery, since there is no recurrent biliary tumor in the preserved liver lobe. Prevention of spillage of epithelial cell-containing mucin during surgical operations is important in treating intraductal papillary neoplasms of the bile duct.

Images

- Pseudomyxoma peritonei with bilateral ovarian involvment

Digital cases

- JRC:3186 : Peritoneum : Pseudomyxoma peritonei.

See also

-  peritoneum

- peritoneal anomalies
- peritoneal diseases