Pseudomyxoma peritonei

What is Pseudomyxoma peritonei?

Pseudomyxoma peritonei meaning A build-up of mucus in the peritoneal cavity. The mucus may come from ruptured ovarian cysts, the appendix or from other abdominal tissues, and mucus-secreting cells may attach to the peritoneal lining and continue to secrete mucus.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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