PS -- for other readers, pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare and slow-growing malignant tumor that produces mucus in the abdomen and pelvis. the increasing accumulation of mucus eventually compresses various nearby organs, resulting in abdominal swelling and impaired gastrointestinal function.
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Report This| Share this:Pseudomyxoma peritonei (Jelly Belly) Cancer is it hereditary?hello, WF --<br /> <br />i am so sorry about your father's death.<br /> <br />since i was completely unfamiliar with <b>pseudomyxoma peritonei </b>(see PS), i did a quickie internet search and found this website from the office of rare diseases research at the national institutes of health (NIH) -- <a rel="nofollow" href="http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/7488/Pseudomyxoma_peritonei.aspx/Showall#Resources">http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/Condition/7488/Pseudomyxoma_peritonei.aspx/Showall#Resources</a> . be sure also to check the various other tabs at the top of the page.<br /> <br />while i don't know the answer to your Q, you may get some responses by reposting on the "digestive disorders" exchange, <a href="http://exchanges.webmd.com/digestive-disorders-exchange">http://exchanges.webmd.com/digestive-disorders-exchange</a> .<br /> <br />-- susie margaret<br /> <br />PS -- for other readers, <b>pseudomyxoma peritonei</b> is a rare and slow-growing malignant tumor that produces mucus in the abdomen and pelvis. the increasing accumulation of mucus eventually compresses various nearby organs, resulting in abdominal swelling and impaired gastrointestinal function.
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