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Encyclopedia > Appendix cancer
Appendix Cancer
Classifications and external resources
ICD-10 C48.2, C78.6 (ICD-O 8480/6)
ICD-9 197.6

Appendix cancer or appendiceal cancer is a malignancy of the vermiform appendix, accounting for about 1 in 200 of all gastrointestinal malignancies. This is a very rare condition and can vary in type, the most common type being carcinoid tumor with adenocarcinoma next. Appendiceal tumors often present with peritoneal seeding, resulting in peritoneal carcinomatosis or Pseudomyxoma peritonei (sometimes known as PMP). The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) is a detailed description of known diseases and injuries. ... The following codes are used with International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... The International Classification of Diseases for Oncology (ICD-O) is a domain specific extension of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems for tumor diseases. ... The International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (commonly known by the abbreviation ICD) is a detailed description of known diseases and injuries. ... The following is a list of codes for International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis. ... In human anatomy, the vermiform appendix (or appendix, pl. ... Tumor (American English) or tumour (British English) originally means swelling, and is sometimes still used with that meaning. ... Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP, sometimes informally known as jelly belly) is a very rare form of tumor, commonly known as jelly belly due to its production of mucus in the abdominal cavity. ... The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). ...


Treatment

In most cases the tumor has spread outside of the appendiceal tissue. If this is the case, the approach uses cytoreductive surgery which includes the removal of visible tumor and affected non-essential organs within the abdomen and pelvis. Then the peritoneal cavity is flooded with chemotherapy solution in an attempt to eradicate residual disease. The surgery may or may not be preceded or followed with intravenous chemotherapy Chemotherapy is the use of chemical substances to treat disease. ...


External links

  • PMP Awareness - awareness, research, information, personal experiences regarding PMP (pseudomyxoma peritonei), appendiceal cancer and other peritoneal surface malignanciesFree volunteer site

Appendix Cancer Support Group Forum


Appendix Cancer (Appendiceal Carcinoma) and Peritoneal Surface Malignancy -Story of a 5 year survivor of Signet Ring Appendiceal Cancer plus information about appendiceal cancers, treatments options and treating specialists


 
 

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