Primary peritoneal carcinoma: a treatable subset of patients with adenocarcinoma of unknown primary.

@article{DellaFiorentina1996PrimaryPC,
  title={Primary peritoneal carcinoma: a treatable subset of patients with adenocarcinoma of unknown primary.},
  author={Stephen Della-Fiorentina and Richard C Jaworski and Alexander J Crandon and Paul Harnett},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={66 2},
  pages={124-5}
}
The syndrome of adenocarcinoma of unknown primary (ACUP) is a frequent problem in both medical and surgical practice. The prognosis is poor, the median lifespan being 4 months. In general, multiple invasive procedures aimed at determining the primary tumour are not warranted due to the low frequency of detecting a tumour for which adequate treatment exists. In this paper we wish to highlight a subset of female patients presenting with malignant ascites and no evidence of a pelvic mass, who on… CONTINUE READING