Pseudomyxoma peritonei usually originates from the appendix: a review of the evidence.

@article{Mukherjee2004PseudomyxomaPU,
  title={Pseudomyxoma peritonei usually originates from the appendix: a review of the evidence.},
  author={Aniruddha Mukherjee and Amjad C Parvaiz and Thomas D Cecil and Brendan J. Moran},
  journal={European journal of gynaecological oncology},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={411-4}
}
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition, said to be more common in females during the fourth or fifth decade of life with an incidence believed to be in the region of one per million per year. Although PMP has been reported as originating from many intra-abdominal organs, in the majority of cases an ovarian or appendix cystadenoma or cystadenocarcinoma has been implicated as the primary site. Our experience suggests that most cases arise from the appendix. We have reviewed the clinical… CONTINUE READING