Mucocele of the appendix is a term used to describe a dilated, mucin-filled appendix. It is most commonly the result of epithelial proliferation, but can be caused. Appendiceal mucoceles occur when there is an abnormal accumulation of mucin causing abnormal distention of the vermiform appendix due to various. Appendiceal Mucocele: A Diagnostic Dilemma in Differentiating Malignant From Benign Lesions With CT. Hao Wang1, Yong-Qi Chen2, Ran Wei1, Qing-Bing.

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Mucocele of the appendix

But in general I do not see a significant downside to doing a right hemicolectomy. In this context we decided to proceed with a right hemicolectomy. The patient was taken muccoele the operating room and a right hemicolectomy was performed. Clinical Departments Ruptured giant mucocele of the appendix with pseudomyxoma peritonei. Appendiceal mucinous tumors and pseudomyxoma peritonei: As we have said, any mucocele over 2 cm deserves excision. Lymph nodes mucoccele in epithelial with appendoceal dissemination does not reduce survival in patients treated by cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

The treatment of appendix mucocele is surgeryl and determined by some factors, such as the integrity of the wall of the organ, the dimensions of its base and histopathological examination of the cause of mucocele.

If the frozen section is not available at the time of the initial surgery, which is usually urgent, right colectomy should not be performed. Appendicceal receive news and publication updates for Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, enter your email address in the box below.


I believe that it will be a reference series that surgeons will use for years to come because of its size.

Mucocele of the Appendix: Case Report and Review of Literature

Principles and International Practice. It can be characterised by a right iliac fossa mass with peripheral calcifications As to incidental surgery, we need to keep the patient’s interest foremost. Support Center Support Center. However, a right hemicolectomy was always performed when the lesion was suggestive of malignancy and an operation with curative intent was possible.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mucinous Appendiceal Neoplasm Presented as Acute Appendicitis

Intricacies in the surgical management of appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma: Collected demographic data included age, sex, and overall survival at the time of the last follow-up visit or letter.

First, routine incidental appendectomy is generally performed in our institution at the time of gynecologic surgical procedures, which arguably increases the rate of incidental benign appendiceal mucoceles, as they would not be detected otherwise. We treated some patients with P32 after debridement, and intraperitoneal injection of 5-FU and so forth.

The most dreaded complication of benign or malignant mucocele is pseudomyxoma peritonei, which is difficult to treat surgically or medically.

Mucocele of the appendix can also result from alterations in the cecum, such as fecal impaction, polyps or malignant neoplasms, which, in theory, can obstruct the appendiceal ostium. The mean follow-up was 6.

More than half of appendiceal mucoceles are mucinous cystadenomas, most of which can be treated by appendectomy alone, with careful exploratory laparotomy for mucinous peritoneal adhesions typical of pseudomyxoma.

At enema, the presence of mucocele can be characterized by a cecal filling defect, besides the lateral displacement of the cecum and terminal ileum If you have frozen section capability, and there is mucus within the abdomen, you could send that off and look for neoplastic epithelial elements.


Report of a case and brief review.

Mucocele of the appendix

It can be triggered by benign or malignant diseases, which cause the obstruction of muocele appendix and the consequent accumulation of mucus secretion. Histologic study of the excised appendix revealed both chronic and acute inflammatory changes with mucin accumulation and evidence of previously ruptured appendiceal diverticulum. Ruptured giant mucocele of the appendix with pseudomyxoma peritonei By. There was no statistical difference in size between benign and malignant lesions.

If the mucocele is simple and benign, appendectomy with lymphadenectomy is the definite treatment, as well as it is for carcinoid and adenocarcinoid tumors with favorable histology small, with negative and well differentiated lymph nodes and endometriosis.

If the lesion is limited to the appendix, the ideal operation should be right hemicolectomy. The perforation of the appendix and subsequent extravasation of its contents into the abdominal cavity may lead to pseudomyxoma apppendiceal, which has very poor prognosis if not treated properly. Therefore, only appendectomy was performed, which is an adequate surgery in such a case. All mucoceles greater than 2 cm should be excised to remove premalignant lesions.