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Dis Colon Rectum. 2001 Nov;44(11):1709-10.

Isolated adenomatous polyposis of the appendix: report of a case.

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Department of Abdominal Surgery, Centre Hospitalier Hutois, Huy, Belgium.

Abstract

This case study describes a 61-year-old patient who had previously undergone sigmoid polypectomy. A follow-up colonoscopy revealed a polyp prolapsing into the colonic lumen through the base of the appendix. A laparoscopic-assisted appendectomy was performed, in which the cecum was exteriorized through the trocar hole so that a wide excision of the base could be performed. Fifty-eight polyps were observed in the appendix, but the base was free of polyps. Histologic studies reveal well-differentiated villous adenomatous polyposes. The patient was symptom free four years after surgery.

PMID:
11711747
DOI:
10.1007/bf02234395
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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