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Palliative Radiation Therapy for Symptom Control in an Advanced Case of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.
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Palliative Radiation Therapy for Symptom Control in an Advanced Case of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei.

Cureus. 2017 Jun 29;9(6):e1407

Authors: McGrath C, Linden K, Hube P, Adamiak A, Dennis K

Abstract
Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PP) is a rare clinical condition characterized by progressive mucinous ascites, which is typically caused by a mucin-producing neoplasm. Reports of radiation therapy (RT) in the management of PP are limited. We report a unique case of a 62-year-old woman with severe, end-stage, recurrent PP and a large, mucin-secreting mass protruding through her abdominal wall. Low-dose, hypofractionated palliative RT was administered for symptom control with the hope of improving her quality of life. We suggest that radiation therapy be considered in the comprehensive palliative management of patients with PP.

PMID: 28852603 [PubMed]

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