Mucocele of appendix secondary to Cystadenoma a diagnostic challenge

Shetty, P.K.; Ramesh, M. and Ramesh, S. (2010) Mucocele of appendix secondary to Cystadenoma a diagnostic challenge. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 9 (2). ISSN 0972-5997

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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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Appendix, Mucocele, Ovarian cyst, Diagnosis, Differential Diagnosis, Cystadenocarcinomas
Subjects:Diagnosis > Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Neoplasms > Neoplasms by Histologic Type > Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Digestive System > Gastrointestinal Tract
Neoplasms > Cysts > Mucocele
Diagnosis > Diagnosis, Differential
-Journal Repositories > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Digestive System Diseases > Gastrointestinal Diseases > Intestinal Diseases
Neoplasms > Cysts > Ovarian Cysts
Endocrine Diseases > Gonadal Disorders > Ovarian Diseases
ID Code:3573
Deposited By:Dr Srinivas Kakkilaya
Deposited On:14 September 2010

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