Benign primary tumors of the peritoneum: fibromas, neurofibromas, angiomas. Treatment: surgical removal within healthy tissues.
Malignant primary tumor of the peritoneum - mesothelioma. Occurs more often in men older than 50 years and is traditionally associated with asbestos exposure.
The clinical picture is an increase in the abdomen, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, weight loss
The diagnosis is established by detection of malignant cells in the exudate and biopsy specimens obtained during paracentesis, biopsy or laparotomy
Treatment of localized forms of mesothelioma is a radical surgical removal. In diffuse forms, surgical treatment is not indicated, radiation and / or chemotherapy are used. Therapy is traditionally ineffective.