Pseudomyxoma peritonei

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Pseudomyxoma peritonei

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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The terms "Pseudomyxoma peritonei" returned 74 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Pseudomyxoma peritonei arising from urachal carcinoma].
 

Author(s): Kenji Nakamura, Naoki Terada, Yosuke Shimizu, Takashi Kobayashi, Yoshio Sugino, Toshinori Yamasaki, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Masaaki Imamura, Kazutoshi Okubo, Tomomi Kamba, Koji Yoshimura, Osamu Ogawa

Journal: Hinyokika Kiyo. 2013 Oct;59(10):657-62.

 

A 77-year-old man was diagnosed with urachal cyst, but had not been followed-up because of his severe dementia. He visited our department complaining of mucinuria. Ultrasonography showed a tumor with heterogeneous contents above the bladder. Mucinousfluid was found by cystoscopic ...

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2013

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Quality of life study following cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for pseudomyxoma peritonei including redo procedures.
 

Author(s): Rachel Kirby, Winston Liauw, Jing Zhao, David Morris

Journal: Int J Surg Oncol. 2013 ;2013():461041.

 

Our aim was to evaluate the quality of life following cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for pseudomyxoma peritonei. We also conducted an analysis of all patients who underwent CRS and HIPEC for pseudomyxoma peritonei from 1997 to 2012.

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2013

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Role of preoperative sonography in the diagnosis and pathologic staging of pseudomyxoma peritonei.
 

Author(s): Yanmi Li, Aitao Guo, Jie Tang, Longxia Wang, Junyan Wang, Dejiang Yu

Journal: J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Sep;32(9):1565-70.

 

The purpose of this study was to analyze the sonographic features of pseudomyxoma peritonei and the ability of preoperative sonography to assess the pathologic grades of this disease.

Last Updated: 27 Aug 2013

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The terms "Pseudomyxoma peritonei" returned 7 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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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 Dec 2014

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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: 22 Oct 2014

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