Obsolete term for a carcinoma that contains calcified foci resembling psammoma bodies.


(1) A rare (28 cases in the world literature), usually unilateral and low-grade serous neoplasm of post-menarche females of any age, which can arise from the peritoneum and ovaries.

Clinical findings
Present with abdominal discomfort and increasing abdominal girth.

(2) An obsolete, non-specific term for a carcinoma with abundant psammoma bodies, the most common of which are papillary carcinomas of the thyroid, ovary and pancreas, as well as mesotheliomas, bronchioalveolar carcinomas and others.
References in periodicals archive ?
Boldorini, "Peritoneal psammocarcinoma diagnosed by a papanicolau smear: A case report," Acta Cytologica, vol.