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Pseudomyxoma peritonei

Binit Sureka, Mahesh K. Mittal, Aliza Mittal, Mukul Sinha, Brij B. Thukral
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 18, No 1 | a585 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v18i1.585 | © 2014 Binit Sureka, Mahesh K. Mittal, Aliza Mittal, Mukul Sinha, Brij B. Thukral | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 March 2014 | Published: 23 April 2014

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Binit Sureka, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, India
Mahesh K. Mittal, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, India
Aliza Mittal, Department of Paediatrics, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, India
Mukul Sinha, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, India
Brij B. Thukral, Department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, India


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Abstract

Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare complication of mucinous tumours of appendiceal or ovarian origin. Other associations are malignancies of the colon, urachus and biliary tree. Large amounts of extracellular and peritoneal mucin result in distortion and loss of function of visceral organs. Currently, radiology plays a critical role in diagnosing this rare entity, in follow-up and in predicting the outcome of cytoreductive surgeries.

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Pseudomyxoma peritonei; Mucinous; Ascites

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