Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Case Report Volume 7 Issue 5

Peritoneal Adenomucinosis of Dual Ovarian and Appendicular Origin: Myth or Reality?

Ramzi Ghorbel, Amina Mnejja*, Nadia Ben Said, Sahbi Kebaili and Kais Chaabene

Department of Gynecology Obstetrics, Maternity of Sfax, Tunisia

*Corresponding Author: Amina Mnejja, Department of Gynecology Obstetrics, Maternity of Sfax, Tunisia.

Received: February 07, 2023; Published: April 17, 2023


Pseudomyxoma or peritoneal adenomucinosis is a rare condition.

Its incidence is estimated at 1 to 2 cases per year per million inhabitants, with a female predominance [1].

The origin of pseudomyxoma peritonei remains controversial.

Thanks to immunohistochemistry and molecular engineering, it is accepted that the origin is appendicular in about 90% of cases [2,3].

However, mature cystic teratomas associated with borderline ovarian mucinous tumours represent an exception to this rule [4].

Keywords: Pseudo Myxoma; Peritoneal Adenomucinosis; Ovary; Appendix; Surgery; Chemotherapy


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Citation: Amina Mnejja., et al. “Peritoneal Adenomucinosis of Dual Ovarian and Appendicular Origin: Myth or Reality?”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 7.5 (2023): 130-133.


Copyright: © 2023 Amina Mnejja., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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