Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix in A 35 year old woman: a case report

Prabhu, Raghunath and Kulkarni, Chetan and Shenoy, Rajgopal (2013) Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix in A 35 year old woman: a case report. Spanish Journal of Surgical Research, 16 (3). pp. 138-140.

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Mucoceles of the appendix are rare occurrences and primary appendiceal adenocarcinomas occur in the form of appendiceal mucoceles. A mucocele is a collection of mucoid substances in the appendiceal lumen. Presentation of this neoplasm can be vague and hence the diagnosis is challenging. Optimal surgical therapy is necessary in all cases as dissemination of neoplastic cells into the peritoneal cavity can lead to pseudomyxoma peritonei, a potentially life threatening complication. We present the case of a 35 year old woman who presented with an acute abdomen and subsequently underwent a laparoscopic appendectomy. Following biopsy, a diagnosis of mucinous cystadenoma was made. The patient recovered fully after resection and was subsequently discharged.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mucocele; appendix; mucinous cystoadenoma.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2014 04:42
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2014 04:42

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