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J Korean Soc Coloproctol. 2004 Dec;20(6):420-423. Korean. Case Report.
Park TJ , Jeong CY , Jung EJ , Lee YJ , Hong SC , Choi SK , Ha WS , Park ST .
Department of Surgery, College of Mdicine, Gyeong-Sang National University Hospital, Jinju, Korea. schong@nongae.gsnu.ac.kr
Abstract

Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition in which mucus accumulate within the peritoneal cavity. The presence of cells in the mucin, either inflammatory or neoplastic, distinguishes it from simple acellular mucus ascites caused by mucinous spillage. There are widespread seedings on the peritoneal and omental surfaces with a heavy cancerous glaze. This is principally a complication of borderline or malignant neoplasm of the ovary and/or appendix. We report one female case with pseudomyxoma peritonei from mucinous adenocarcinoma of appendix which was diagnosed incidentally during laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

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