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Mucocele of Appendix Secondary to Cystadenoma a Diagnostic Challenge

By PK Shetty, M Ramesh and S Ramesh


Mucocele of appendix is uncommon cystic lesion characterized by distension of the appendiceal lumen with mucus. Most of them are caused by mucinous cystadenomas and rarely cystadenocarcinomas. Clinical presentation is varied with more than half being asymptomatic. We report such a case where initial clinical findings and investigations suggested an ovarian cyst, and the diagnosis was only made at the time of surgery. In women presenting with a right iliac fossa mass and clinical features not indicative of gynaecological pathology, an appendiceal origin should be considered in the differential diagnosis

Topics: Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: Dr. B.S. Kakkilaya
Year: 2010
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