Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2023, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (1): 57-59.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2023.220022

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Characterization of Pseudomyxoma Peritonei Originating from Ovarian Borderline Mucinous Tumor Using Ultrasonography: A Case Report

Shi Qiao, MMa,b,c, Shaote Wang, MDa,b,c, Yao Deng, MDa,b,c, Feixiang Xiang, MDa,b,c, Xiaojuan Qin, MDa,b,c,*()   

  1. a Department of Ultrasound Medicine, Union Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
    b Clinical Research Center for Medical Imaging in Hubei Province
    c Hubei Province Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging
  • Received:2022-06-16 Accepted:2022-08-16 Online:2023-03-30 Published:2023-03-30
  • Contact: Xiaojuan Qin, MD,


We report a rare case of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) originating from right ovarian borderline mucinous tumor in a 79-year-old Chinese female. The patient came to our hospital with complaints of abdominal distention. Ultrasonography (US) showed the jelly-like ascites accumulated in the middle abdomen and pelvic cavity within an internal stripe-like echo. Intraoperative exploration revealed that the flavescent and mucinous material, mucinous ascites was present with right ovarian borderline mucinous tumor. Unilateral oophorectomy was performed followed by evacuation of the mucinous ascites. Histological examination confirmed the clinical diagnosis of PMP.

Key words: Pseudomyxoma peritonei; Ultrasonography; Ovarian mucinous tumor; Diagnosis