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Disease Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

Name Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Synonyms Ascites, Gelatinous | Gelatinous Ascites | Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Syndrome | Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Syndromes | Syndrome of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Definition A condition characterized by poorly-circumscribed gelatinous masses filled with malignant mucin-secreting cells. Forty-five percent of pseudomyxomas arise from the ovary, usually in a mucinous cystadenocarcinoma (CYSTADENOCARCINOMA, MUCINOUS), which has prognostic significance. Pseudomyxoma peritonei must be differentiated from mucinous spillage into the peritoneum by a benign mucocele of the appendix. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D011553
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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Cystic, Mucinous, and Serous Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

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