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Mucocele of the appendiceal stump due to benign mucinous cystadenoma

Korkolis, D.P.; Apostolaki, K.; Plataniotis, G.D.; Tzorbatzoglou, J.; Karaitianos, I.G.; Vassilopoulos, P.P.

Anticancer Research 26(1b): 635-638


ISSN/ISBN: 0250-7005
PMID: 16739332
Accession: 012330490

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Mucocele of the appendix is a rare lesion, characterized by distension of the lumen due to accumulation of mucus material. Correct preoperative diagnosis is seldom achieved. If left untreated, the mucocele may rupture producing a potentially fatal peritoneal spread. The type of surgical treatment is related to the dimensions and histology of the mucocele.

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