Liver scalloping: Pseudomyxoma peritonei liver compression

J Visc Surg. 2019 Feb;156(1):75-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2018.09.001. Epub 2018 Dec 3.


Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare tumor characterized by the presence of mucous disseminated throughout the peritoneal cavity generally arising from the rupture of an appendicular mucocele. Liver scalloping is a highly suggestive image of pseudomyxoma and corresponds to the indentation of the liver compressed by the gelatinous mucin.

Keywords: CHIP; Mucocèle; Peritoine; Pseudomyxome; Scalloping.

MeSH terms

  • Constriction, Pathologic / diagnostic imaging
  • Constriction, Pathologic / etiology
  • Constriction, Pathologic / therapy
  • Humans
  • Liver / diagnostic imaging
  • Liver / pathology*
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / complications*
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / diagnostic imaging
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / therapy