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Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Pseudomyxoma Peritonei causes stomach pain and enlarged abdomen.
Pseudomyxoma Peritonei causes stomach pain and enlarged abdomen.
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This is a rare malignant growth characterized by progressive accumulation of mucous-secreting tumor cells within the abdomen and pelvis. Symptoms include increasing size of the abdomen and abdominal pain. The disorder develops after a small growth (polyp) located within the appendix bursts through the wall of the appendix, and spreads mucus-producing tumor cells throughout the surrounding surfaces. Other names for Pseudomyxoma Peritonei include colloid carcinoma, malignant appendiceal tumor, malignant large Bowel tumor, peritoneal carcinomatosis and pseudomyxoma ovarii.

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