Mesothelioma and Pseudomyxoma peritonei: Incidence, Etiology, Diagnosis

  • Amir G. Abdulaev
  • Boris E. Polotskiy
  • Mikhail M. Davydov


Pseudomyxoma peritonei and peritoneal are similar in predominant affection of peritoneum, low frequency of lymphogenic and hematogenic metastasis and lack of efficient treatment methods. Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a neoplastic disease that is characterized by mucinous carcinomatosis of the peritoneum and it always arises as a result of another tumor of various differentiation grades. Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare disease that shows significant difficulties for pathologic differentiation diagnosis from other tumors with intraperitoneal dissemination. Peritoneal mesothelioma (PM) is a primary peritoneal tumor with increasing incidence worldwide. Different histological subtypes with different tumor aggressiveness have been described. Accurate histopathological analysis of an adequate biopsy specimen is needed when a primary peritoneal tumor is suspected. The pattern of spread of PM is predominantly expansive more than infiltrative or haematological.


Peritoneal mesothelioma Pseudomyxoma peritonei Incidence Etiology Diagnosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amir G. Abdulaev
    • 1
  • Boris E. Polotskiy
    • 1
  • Mikhail M. Davydov
    • 1
  1. 1.Oncologist and Surgeon Thoracic Research DepartmentN.N. Blokhin National Medical Research CenterMoscowRussia

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