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Tunis Med. 2007 Jan;85(1):81-3.

[Isolated adenomatous polyposis of the appendix. Report of two cases].

[Article in French]

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Service d'Anatomie Pathologique, Hôpital Mongi Slim, La Marsa, Tunisie.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Adenomas are rarely diagnosed in the appendix and may be isolated or may coexist with other neoplasms in the gastrointestinal tract. This emphasizes the need for postoperative colonoscopy when a polyp of the appendix is found. Moreover, the polyps are considered to be premalignant lesions.

AIM:

Report two new cases of adenomas of the appendix.

CASES:

We report the cases of 23-year-old and 22-year-old men, for whom appendicectomy performed for acute appendicitis. In both cases, histologic studies revealed adenomas in moderate dysplasia ; colonoscopy did not reveal any polyps.

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