Primary peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma presenting as a single colonic mass without peritoneal dissemination

Hyun Soo Kim, Ji Youn Sung, Won Seo Park, Youn Wha Kim

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Peritoneal serous papillary carcinoma (PSPC), a rare primary malignancy arising from the abdominal and pelvic peritoneum, is characterized by peritoneal carcinomatosis with ascites and a histological pattern similar to that of papillary serous ovarian carcinoma. We herein describe a rare case of PSPC with unusual clinical presentations involving a single primary tumor originating from the peritoneal lining of the sigmoid colon with no evidence of intraperitoneal spread, pelvic lymph node involvement or distant metastasis. Awareness of such unusual presentations of PSPC should assist in the diagnosis of this disease, thereby improving the management of patients with this condition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalInternal Medicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 22


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  • Internal Medicine

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