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Authors: Parikh R, Parikh A and Desai P
At exploratory laparotomy there was a jelly-like collection within the peritoneal cavity – pseudomyxoma peritonei, also known as (jelly belly). This is a slow-growing cancer, which usually begins in the appendix, occasionallyin the ovary or bowel. The mucin is usually not deposited on the small bowel or its mesentery because of its constant mobility. Extensive deposits in the whole abdomen make it difficult to excise completely. Cytoreductive surgery with or without hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is often recommended.