Peritoneal Metastases from Appendiceal Cancer

Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;27(3):551-561. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2018.02.007.


The early symptoms of appendiceal cancer may mimic the clinical picture of appendicitis. Most patients are diagnosed incidentally during surgical exploration or late when peritoneal or systemic dissemination has already occurred, as colonoscopy rarely will diagnose an appendiceal cancer. Systemic/extraperitoneal metastases are distinctly unusual for appendiceal mucinous lesions.

Keywords: Appendiceal cancer; Low-grade lesions; Low-grade mucinous tumors; Pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Humans
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Treatment Outcome