53_years old man with abdominal pain and distention



Doctor's Information

Name : Hamidreza
Family : Haghighatkhah
Affiliation :Radiology Department ,Shohada Tajrish hospital,SBMU
Academic Degree : associate professor of radiology
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Resident : Mehrdad Karamad


Case Section

Abdominal Imaging


Patient's Information

Gender : Male
Age : 53


Clinical Summary

53_years old man with abdominal pain and distention


Imaging Findings

Diffuse thick fluid collection with pressure effect over the liver and spleen capsule is seen at abdomiopelvic cavity.Enhancing internal nodular and linear components with some calcifications are seen inside the peritoneal cavity.


Differential Diagnosis

1.Peritoneal carcinomatosis 2. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei


Final Diagnosis

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei


Discussion (Related Text)

Pseudomyxoma peritonei ("jelly belly") refers to gelatinous ascites that occurs as a result of intraperitoneal spread of mucin-producing cells resulting from rupture of appendiceal mucocele, intraperitoneal spread of benign or mucinous cysts of the ovary, or mucinous adenocarcinoma of the colon or rectum . Conventional radiographs may demonstrate punctate or ringlike calcifications scattered through the peritoneal cavity. CT demonstrates mottled densities, septations, and calcifications within the fluid. The mucinous fluid is typically loculated and causes mass effect on the liver and bowel . US demonstrates intraperitoneal nodules that range from hypoechoic to strongly echo genic.



Fundamentals of diagnostic radiology by William E.Brant Forth edition


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