Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2008, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (5): 603-606.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2008.05.020

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Computed Tomography Appearance of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

LI Bin, PAN Wei-dong, QIN Ming-wei   

  1. Department of Radiology, PUMC Hospital, CAMS and PUMC, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2007-11-30 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-10-30 Published:2008-10-30
  • Contact: QIN Ming-wei

Abstract: ABSTRACT:Objective To study the characteristics of computed tomography (CT) appearance in pseudomyxoma peritonei. Methods CT findings were retrospectively reviewed in 7 patients with surgically and pathologically confirmed pseudomyxoma peritonei. Results All patients had large-volume ascites with heterogeneous density, hepatic and splenic scallopings, and peritoneal and omental infiltration on CT. Omental cakes in 3 patients and appendiceal masses in 2 patients were found. Other findings included calcification, septa, mucinous masses, pleural effusion, and ureteral dilation. Conclusion CT appearance in pseudomyxoma peritonei has certain characteristics, which should be carefully recognized by radiologists during examinations.

Key words: pseudomyxoma peritonei, computed tomocrapdy, mucinous ascites