Pseudomyxoma peritonei: unusual origin from an ovarian mature cystic teratoma.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Withington, Manchester M20 4BX, UK.
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AbstractPseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is classified into pathologically and prognostically distinct categories, such as disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM) and peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis. There is overwhelming evidence that DPAM arises from a mucinous adenoma of the appendix. The one exception to this is the presentation of a mature ovarian cystic teratoma as PMP where the appendix is normal. This report describes such a case and discusses the presentation, histopathology, and treatment options.
CitationPseudomyxoma peritonei: unusual origin from an ovarian mature cystic teratoma. 2005, 58 (10):1115-7 J. Clin. Pathol.
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology