Gliomatosis peritonei

S. Jo, T. Kaku, M. Tsukamoto, T. Matsuyama, K. Matsukuma, T. Kamura, M. Imachi

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Gliomatosis peritonei, the miliary implants of mature glial tissues on the peritoneum or omentum, is a rare complication of solid ovarian teratoma. Our case is reported and 38 previously reported cases are reviewed. The grade of the primary tumors varied from grade 0 to grade 3. Only five cases were composed entirely of mature tissues. Five of the 39 patients died. Despite of varied therapy, the rest of the patients were alive from 3 months to 38 years later. Inspite of intraperitoneal implants, the prognosis in patients with these tumors is good, irrespective of the mode of therapy. On the basis of this study, we recommended a conservative therapy for the primary tumor and therapy for the implants is not required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalGan no rinsho. Japan journal of cancer clinics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


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