On or in the liver? Two cases with diffuse pseudomyxoma peritonei and synchronous hepatic pathology

Tech Coloproctol. 2011 Mar;15(1):85-7. doi: 10.1007/s10151-010-0671-3. Epub 2011 Jan 20.

Abstract

Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a borderline malignancy, simulating carcinomatosis and generally arising from perforation of an appendiceal mucinous tumour. Some patients have coincidental dual pathology. Liver abnormalities in particular may be overlooked and/or misclassified. We report 2 cases of patients who had diffuse PMP with synchronous hepatic pathology to highlight the need for vigilance and appropriate assessment of coincidental liver lesions. An assessment and management strategy is outlined.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Cholangiocarcinoma / pathology
  • Cholangiocarcinoma / surgery*
  • Female
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Hemangioma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • Liver Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / surgery
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / pathology
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / surgery*