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Laparoscopic appendectomy for appendiceal mucocele in an 83 years old woman

Kaya, C.; Yazici, P.; Omeroglu, S.; Mihmanli, M.

World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 5(6): 207-209

2013


ISSN/ISBN: 1948-9366
PMID: 23805367
Accession: 054070119

Mucocele of the appendix is an uncommon but potentially dangerous pathological entity that presents in a variety of ways. Therefore, optimal surgical therapy is controversial; while some authors adopt a simple appendectomy, others recommend extensive resection, such as right hemicolectomy. We report the case of an 83 years old woman who presented with cystic neoformation in the right iliac fossa that was preoperatively considered an appendiceal mass. We electively performed a laparoscopic resection that histological examination defined as a mucinous cystadenoma. No recurrence was observed in the follow-up period of 9 mo.

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