Inguinal Hernia as an Initial Presentation of Pseudomyxoma PeritoneiCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Biswajit Dey,
Senior Resident, Department of Pathology JIPMER, Puducherry-605006, India.
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.
Mucin, Hernioplasty, Inguinoscrotal
Biswajit Dey, Gourav Kaushal, Prita Pradhan, Pampa Ch Toi, Biju Pottakkat. INGUINAL HERNIA AS AN INITIAL PRESENTATION OF PSEUDOMYXOMA PERITONEI. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 October [cited: 2018 Jan 20 ]; 11:PD05-PD06. Available from
Date of Submission: Mar 18, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Apr 26, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jun 26, 2017
Date of Publishing: Oct 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETINGINTERESTS: None.
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