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What are the tumors present in pseudomyxoma peritonei like?

The tumors present in pseudomyxoma peritonei are mucinous. They usually have very few tumor cells. The mucous is gelatinous and orange and grows large, sometimes up to 20 or 30 pounds. Someone with a mucinous tumor of this nature might experience a growth in their waistline as a symptom.

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