Endometrial Involvement in Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Secondary to Low-Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm: Report of 2 Cases INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL PATHOLOGY McVeigh, G., Shah, V., Longacre, T. A., McCluggage, W. G. 2015; 34 (3): 232-238


Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a clinical condition characterized by the presence of mucinous ascites, usually with variable amounts of neoplastic enteric-type mucinous epithelium, and most commonly secondary to spread from a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm. We report 2 cases of pseudomyxoma peritonei associated with low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms where there was colonization of the endometrium (both cases) and cervical mucosa (1 case) by low-grade atypical enteric-type mucinous epithelium (CK20 positive and CK7 negative). The patients had symptoms of mucoid vaginal discharge and endometrial biopsies in both (1 patient had multiple endometrial biopsies over a period of 11 mo) and were initially interpreted as representing mucinous metaplasia. Pseudomyxoma peritonei may rarely result in endometrial and cervical mucosal involvement, presumably secondary to transtubal spread.

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