The “Alphabet Soup” of Peritoneal Dissemination From Appendiceal Neoplasms and Other Malignancies

Appendiceal neoplasms are a rare clinical entity that typify the real estate adage: location is everything. Similar to the pathophysiology of appendicitis, increasing intraluminal pressure from tumor obstruction or mucin production leads to appendiceal rupture with subsequent peritoneal dissemination (PD). By definition, this is considered stage IV disease… CONTINUE READING