Pseudomyxoma peritonei

  • Paul H. Sugarbaker
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 81)


Perhaps the major issue confounding our understanding of this disease entity concerns a failure to understand the natural history of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Can one clearly establish a clinical entity called pseudomyxoma peritonei? Is there a fundamental of tumor biology that this disease manifests that distinguishes it clearly from other malignant conditions [1–63]? This author thinks that there is. Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a disease process characterized by a redistribution phenomenon. Redistribution means that large volumes of tumor will be found at some predetermined anatomic sites with the peritoneal cavity but will be absent or in a greatly reduced volume at other sites.


Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Cytoreductive Surgery Mucinous Tumor Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy Mucinous Adenocarcinoma 
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