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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1992 Jul;159(1):69-72.

Mucocele of the appendix: imaging findings.

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Stanford University Hospital, CA 94305.

Abstract

Mucocele of the appendix, a cystic mass resulting from a dilated appendiceal lumen caused by abnormal accumulation of mucus, is a rare entity that often is not considered when problems of the right lower quadrant are assessed. Preoperative recognition of mucocele of the appendix is important because of the possibility of rupture at surgery with development of pseudomyxoma peritonei and to predict malignant transformation. The appearances of mucoceles of the appendix on sonography, CT, and barium studies are illustrated.

PMID:
1609724
DOI:
10.2214/ajr.159.1.1609724
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