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Pseudomyxoma peritonei originating from colorectal cancer during pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21114581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is an extremely rare condition characterized by the presence of gelatinous ascites and disseminated intra-peritoneal mucinous tumors. To our knowledge, there have been only two case reports of pseudomyxoma peritonei during pregnancy in 2009, both of which originated from the appendix. We present the first case of pseudomyxoma peritonei originating from colorectal cancer during pregnancy. Prenatal ultrasound examination of a 34-year-old, asymptomatic woman revealed characteristic features of pseudomyxoma peritonei at 24 weeks gestation. At laparotomy, both ovaries were involved with copious amounts of mucinous tumors and fluid, an advanced colorectal cancer had invaded the peritoneal cavity and multiple disseminated tumors were noted around the intraperitoneal cavity. All clinicians practicing obstetrics and gynecology must consider the possibility of a malignant neoplasm presenting in a pregnant woman and should recognize the highly characteristic features of pseudomyxoma peritonei to enable detection of this rare condition incidentally during routine screening ultrasound examinations.
Shinsuke Koyama; Takuji Tomimatsu; Kenjiro Sawada; Takeshi Kanagawa; Tateki Tsutsui; Tadashi Kimura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-07     Completed Date:  2011-10-28     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2010 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Specific Organ Regulation, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Colonic Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology*,  surgery
Gestational Age
Lymphatic Metastasis
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Ovarian Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery
Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary*
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis,  pathology*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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