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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pseudomyxoma peritonei" returned 66 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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A core microbiome associated with the peritoneal tumors of pseudomyxoma peritonei.
 

Author(s): Jeremy J Gilbreath, Cristina Semino-Mora, Christopher J Friedline, Hui Liu, Kip L Bodi, Thomas J McAvoy, Jennifer Francis, Carol Nieroda, Armando Sardi, Andre Dubois, David W Lazinski, Andrew Camilli, Traci L Testerman, D Scott Merrell

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Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a malignancy characterized by dissemination of mucus-secreting cells throughout the peritoneum. This disease is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and despite effective treatment options for early-stage disease, patients with PMP often ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2013

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Antibiotic treatment decreases microbial burden associated with pseudomyxoma peritonei and affects β-catenin distribution.
 

Author(s): Cristina Semino-Mora, Traci L Testerman, Hui Liu, Jeannette M Whitmire, Kimberley Studeman, Yali Jia, Thomas J McAvoy, Jennifer Francis, Carol Nieroda, Armando Sardi, D Scott Merrell, Andre Dubois

Journal: Clin. Cancer Res.. 2013 Jul;19(14):3966-76.

 

Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an understudied cancer in which an appendiceal neoplasm invades the peritoneum and forms tumor foci on abdominal organs. Previous studies have shown that bacteria reside within pseudomyxoma peritonei tumors and mucin. Thus, we sought to analyze the effect ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2013

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The terms "Pseudomyxoma peritonei" returned 6 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[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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Pleuropulmonary involvement in pseudomyxoma peritonei: morphologic assessment and literature review.
 

Author(s): Kim R Geisinger, Edward A Levine, Perry Shen, Robert F Bradley

Journal: Am. J. Clin. Pathol.. 2007 Jan;127(1):135-43.

 

Intrathoracic spread in patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PP) is rare. We reviewed 101 patients uniformly treated at our institution for PP of appendiceal origin. In that study, we suggested mucinous carcinoma peritonei (MCP) as the pathologic terminology for all cases of PP. ...

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2006

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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: 19 Feb 2013

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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: 8 Apr 2014

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