Gliomatosis Peritonei: Report of Two Cases and Literature Review 【Abstract】

[N A J Med Sci. 2017;10(1):35-38.   DOI:  10.7156/najms.2017.1001035]

Jialing Huang, MD, PhD; Robbie Atienza, MD; Rajiv Pulinthanathu, MD*

Gliomatosis peritonei (GP) is a rare condition characterized by intraabdominal (peritoneal, nodal and omental) implants of glial tissue. GP is believed to be commonly associated with immature ovarian teratoma and possesses favorable prognosis. However, the origin of GP is controversial and its clinical outcomes vary. Here we reported 2 cases of GP arising in mature and immature ovarian teratoma, respectively. Recent literature is also reviewed.   

Key Words: teratoma, gliomatosis peritonei, pathogenesis

Jialing Huang, MD, PhD; Robbie Atienza, MD; Rajiv Pulinthanathu, MD*
Department of Pathology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ

*Corresponding Author: Department of Pathology, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road, Livingston, NJ 07039.
(Email: Rajiv.Pulinthanathu@rwjbh.org)

CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The authors have no conflict of interest to disclose.

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