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appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma

Monday 1 October 2007

Low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms may rupture and seed the peritoneum with bland neoplastic mucinous epithelium resulting, when grossly evident, in the well-known process pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Differential diagnosis

- ruptured appendiceal diverticula (19623035)


- Hristov AC, Young RH, Vang R, Yemelyanova AV, Seidman JD, Ronnett BM. Ovarian Metastases of Appendiceal Tumors With Goblet Cell Carcinoidlike and Signet Ring Cell Patterns: A Report of 30 Cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 Oct;31(10):1502-1511. PMID: 17895750