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J R Soc Med. 1989 October; 82(10): 600–602.
PMCID: PMC1292335

Clinical and radiological features of pseudomyxoma peritonei.


Pseudomyxoma peritonei is due to diffuse involvement of the peritoneal cavity with mucinous material. Four patients were found in two major general hospitals in Riyadh. All patients were male. Cardinal clinical features were abdominal distension, pain and weight loss. Computed tomography was helpful preoperatively. Laparoscopy or laparotomy were performed to arrive at a correct diagnosis.

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