Mucocele of the appendix. Two case reports

Sturniolo, G. and Barbuscia, Maria Adelfina and Taranto, Filippo and Tonante, Agata and Paparo, Domenica and Romeo, Gianfranco and Nucera, D. and Lentini, Maria (2011) Mucocele of the appendix. Two case reports. Il giornale di chirurgia, 32 (11/12). pp. 487-490. ISSN 1971-145X

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The authors present two cases of mucocele of the appendix and discuss them in relation to the literature and the clinical features of this disease. They clarify the definition of mucocele as an intraluminal accumulation of mucus in the appendix, and concentrate on the observable pathological processes, agreeing on the higher frequency of mucinous cystadenoma and the possibility that mucocele can develop into peritoneal pseudomyxoma or degenerate into cystadenocarcinoma. They also note that most diagnoses are made intra-operatively during appendectomy, and that, in cases suspected preoperatively, thorough investigation with imaging techniques is very important in order to plan the best treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mucocele appendicolare - Appendicite - Pseudomixoma peritonei - Cistoadenoma mucinoso - Cistoadenocarcinoma
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2016 15:05
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2016 15:05

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