Pseudomvxoma peritonei: A review

Jonathan Carter, L. F. Carson, M. M. Moradi, L. A. Adcock, L. B. Twiggs

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Carter J, Carson LF, Moradi MM, Adcock LA, Twiggs LB. Pseudomyxoma peritonei: a review. Int Gynecol Cancer 1991; 1: 243-247. Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an uncommon clinical entity. It is characterized by massive abdominal distension by gelatinous material. It is produced by mucous-secreting peritoneal implants which are secondary, usually, to an ovarian or appendiceal neoplasm. Although remaining localized to the peritoneal cavity and hence thought to be a benign process, the clinical course of the disease, the association, in the majority of cases, with a malignant primary tumor, and the report of a small number of cases with extraperitoneal spread lends support to the belief that this is a malignant disease. Five-year survival is 68% with ten-year survival at 52%. Despite the utilization of numerous adjuvant therapies, the mainstay of treatment remains complete surgical debulking at initial presentation followed by palliative debulking for symptomatic relief.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-247
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1991


  • Cystadenoma
  • Mucinous
  • Peritonei
  • Pseudomyxoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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