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Year : 2017 | Month : October | Volume : 11 | Issue : 10 | Page : PD05 - PD06

Inguinal Hernia as an Initial Presentation of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

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

1. Senior Resident, Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. 2. Senior Resident, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. 3. Junior Resident, Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. 4. Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. 5. Professor, Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India.

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

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Mucin, Hernioplasty, Inguinoscrotal

How to cite this article :

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
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2017&month=October&volume=11&issue=10&page=PD05-PD06&id=10766

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2017/28482.10766

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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