Other Names for this Disease
- Syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei
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mucin in the abdominal (peritoneal) cavity. While the most common cause of PMP is appendix cancer, several types of tumors (including non-cancerous tumors) can cause PMP. Signs and symptoms may include an increase in abdominal size or bloating; inguinal hernia (in men); an ovarian mass, felt during a routine pelvic exam (in women); pain or discomfort in the abdomen; and/or appendicitis. Treatment depends on the underlying cause of the condition (the location and type of the original tumor, including whether it is malignant) and the extent of spreading. It may involve surgically removing as much of the tumor as possible (debulking); radiotherapy; and/or chemotherapy.Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare condition characterized by the presence of
Last updated: 4/11/2016
- About ACPMP. ACPMP Research Foundation. http://acpmp.org/about-acpmp.
- Richard Swanson, Jeffrey A Meyerhardt. Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei. UpToDate. Waltham, MA: UpToDate; March, 2016;
- The Appendix Cancer/Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Research Foundation has a list of frequently asked questions for those diagnosed with Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP), Appendix Cancer and related Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (PSM), and their caregivers. Click on the link above to view their answers to these questions.
- Cancer Research UK provides a basic overview of Pseudomyxoma peritonei on their website.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- Pseudomyxoma Survivor is a support network for those affected by PMP, appendix cancer and peritoneal surface malignancies. Click on the link above to view information about Pseudomyxoma peritonei.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Pseudomyxoma peritonei. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.