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Case Report

Year: 2018 | Month: February | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 304-308

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei: A Rare Presentation

Dr. B. Ananda Rama Rao1, Dr. P. Saikumar2, Dr. J. Srikanth2

1Professor of Surgery, 2Resident of Surgery,SVS Medical College, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India

Corresponding Author: Dr. B. Ananda Rama Rao


Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an uncommon borderline neoplastic disease generally originating from a primary perforated appendiceal mucinous tumour with distinctive peritoneal spread. The presence of cells in the mucin, either inflammatory or neoplastic, distinguishes it from simple acellular mucus ascites caused by mucinous spillage. Clinically PMP presents with variety of unspecific signs and symptoms like abdominal pain, distension, ascites and even bowel obstruction. Here we discuss a case of 60 years old male with mass per abdomen since one year and pain abdomen since six months, diagnosed as pseudomyxoma peritonei with the help of imaging studies and needle aspirations. Patient was managed surgically and intraperitoneal chemotherapy was given.

Key words: Pseudomyxoma peritonei; Neoplastic; Perforated Appendix; Mucinous tumour.

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