Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : PD05 - PD06

Inguinal Hernia as an Initial Presentation of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei PD05-PD06

Biswajit Dey, Gourav Kaushal, Prita Pradhan, Pampa Ch Toi, Biju Pottakkat

Correspondence
Dr. Biswajit Dey,
Senior Resident, Department of Pathology JIPMER, Puducherry-605006, India.
E-mail: drbish25@rediffmail.com

Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) is characterized by presence of abundant extracellular mucin in the peritoneum. Preoperative diagnosis of pseudomyxoma peritonei is difficult due to its varied presentation. We report a case of pseudomyxoma peritonei in a 64-year-old male, who initially presented with right inguinal hernia and then with recurrence as left inguino-scrotal hernia. A debulking surgery including subtotal colectomy, cholecystectomy and splenectomy along with peritonectomy was performed. The left inguino-scrotal hernia was reduced and a left inguinal hernioplasty was performed. This case is reported to highlight that pseudomyxoma peritonei can present as inguinal hernia and therefore, a thorough examination of the hernial contents for mucin should be done.