Mucocele appendicolare gigante. Caso clinico

Pittaluga, Michele and Lombezzi, Roberto and Fantino, Giovanni and Giamundo, Paolo and Geraci, Maria A. and Tibaldi, Livio and Esercizio, Luigi and Torre, Gian Carlo and Perotto, Fabio and Musso, A. and Valente, Marco G. (2005) Mucocele appendicolare gigante. Caso clinico. Il giornale di chirurgia, 26 (8/9). pp. 311-313. ISSN 1971-145x

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Appendiceal mucocele is an uncommon disorder caused by accumulation of mucus within the appendiceal lumen. Mucoceles represent a heterogeneous group comprising various histopathologic lesions including mucosal hyperplasia, cystoadenomas, and cystoadenocarcinomas and prognosis is related to these subtypes. The most common symptom is pain or a palpable mass in the right lower quadrant on physical examination. The preoperative diagnosis is performed with abdominal US and confirmed with CT scan; typical CT scan image is a capsulated cystic mass with calcification of the wall while US pattern shows cystic lesion with the onion skin sign considered a specific sonographic marker for appendiceal mucocele. In conclusion a cystic mass sonographically detected with onion skin sign, in the presence of normal female reproductive organs, suggest the diagnosis of appendiceal mucocele.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mucocele, Appendice, Massa cistica, Marker ecografico
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2013 13:38
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 13:38

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