Inguinal Hernia as an Initial Presentation of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
Dr. Biswajit Dey,
Senior Resident, Department of Pathology JIPMER, Puducherry-605006, India.
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.