Pseudomyxoma peritonei

Common Name(s)

Pseudomyxoma peritonei, Gelatinous ascites

Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a tumor that most often begins in the appendix.  As the tumor grows, tumor cells may spread into the peritoneal cavity and land on other nearby organs (such as the ovaries or intestines), sometimes forming additional tumors on the surface of these organs.   Pseudomyxoma peritonei is extremely unlikely to grow into these organs (to become invasive) or spread to more distant parts of the body (metastasize); therefore, it is not usually thought of as a malignant tumor.   It is rare, occurring in approximately two out of a million people, and women are affected two to three times more frequently than men.   The first symptoms of pseudomyxoma peritonei are an increase in the size of the belly, appendicitis, or the finding of a mass on the ovary during medical imaging tests.   
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pseudomyxoma peritonei" returned 80 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with oxaliplatin as treatment for peritoneal carcinomatosis arising from the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei: a survival analysis.
 

Author(s): Eric Marcotte, Pierre Dubé, Pierre Drolet, Andrew Mitchell, Suzanne Frenette, Guy Leblanc, Yves E Leclerc, Lucas Sideris

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Appendiceal peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is rare and its long-term prognosis is poor. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of an aggressive treatment approach used in our institution for the last eight years.

Last Updated: 15 Nov 2014

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Appendiceal mucocele and pseudomyxoma peritonei; the clinical boundaries of a subtle disease.
 

Author(s): Charalampos Spyropoulos, Achilleas Rentis, Eleftheria Alexaki, John K Triantafillidis, Constantine Vagianos

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Male, 70 • Male, 84.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Orthotopic animal model of pseudomyxoma peritonei: An in vivo model to test anti-angiogenic drug effects.
 

Author(s): Anthony Dohan, Ruben Lousquy, Clarisse Eveno, Diane Goere, Dong Broqueres-You, Rachid Kaci, Jacqueline Lehmann-Che, Jean-Marie Launay, Philippe Soyer, Philippe Bonnin, Marc Pocard

Journal: Am. J. Pathol.. 2014 Jul;184(7):1920-9.

 

Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is an uncommon peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis confined to the peritoneal cavity. The rarity of PMP in humans makes evaluation of the disease biological features and new therapeutic strategies difficult. Accordingly, there is a need for animal models ...

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2014

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The terms "Pseudomyxoma peritonei" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Secreted mucins in pseudomyxoma peritonei: pathophysiological significance and potential therapeutic prospects.
 

Author(s): Afshin Amini, Samar Masoumi-Moghaddam, Anahid Ehteda, David Lawson Morris

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Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP, ORPHA26790) is a clinical syndrome characterized by progressive dissemination of mucinous tumors and mucinous ascites in the abdomen and pelvis. PMP is a rare disease with an estimated incidence of 1-2 out of a million. Clinically, PMP usually presents ...

Last Updated: 4 Jun 2014

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[Association pregnancy and pseudomyxoma peritonei secondary to mucinous borderline tumor of the ovary: about a case and review of the literature].
 

Author(s): Sofia Jayi, Hind Fatemi, Hakima Bouguern, Hikmat Chaara, My Abdelilah Melhouf

Journal: Pan Afr Med J. 2012 ;13():39.

 

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2013

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Management of appendiceal pseudomyxoma peritonei diagnosed during pregnancy.
 

Author(s): Erika Haase, Dal Yoo, Paul H Sugarbaker

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The incidence of cancer during pregnancy is approximately 1 in 1000. The most common types encountered during pregnancy are cervical, breast and ovarian. Epithelial tumors of the appendix on the other hand are rare and account for only approximately 1% of all colorectal neoplasms; ...

Last Updated: 1 Jun 2009

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Antibiotic Treatment and Long-term Outcomes of Patients With Pseudomyxoma Peritonei of Appendiceal Origin
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pseudomyxoma Peritonei; Appendiceal Neoplasms

 

Last Updated: 6 Mar 2015

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Register With Patients in Which Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) Was Performed
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Peritoneal Carcinomatosis; Pseudomyxoma Peritonei; Peritoneal Mesothelioma

 

Last Updated: 3 Jul 2015

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Peritoneal Surface Malignancies - Characterization, Models and Treatment Strategies
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.; Colorectal Carcinoma.; Ovarian Carcinoma.; Mesothelioma.

 

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2015

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