Peritoneal carcinomatosis

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[edit] Discussion

  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis is malignant seeding of the peritoneum
  • Most common peritoneal malignancy.
  • It most commonly arises from:
  • Calcified peritoneal carcinomatosis may occur in serous ovarian adenocarcinoma, colon cancer, and gastric cancer.

[edit] Imaging Findings

[edit] CT

  • Smooth or nodular peritoneal thickening and enhancement.
  • Implants on the liver and the splenic surfaces are frequently seen and result in scalloping of the surface by the masses.
  • Sites of tumor implantation are the intersegmental fissure, superior recess of the lesser sac, subphrenic space, and Morison pouch.
  • Usually there is large ascites, which is often loculated.

[edit] Images

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[edit] See Also

[edit] External Links

Goldminer: Peritoneal carcinomatosis

[edit] References

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