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World J Gastroenterol. 2008 Apr 14;14(14):2280-3.

Appendiceal mucocele: case reports and review of current literature.

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Department of General Surgery, Zonguldak Karaelmas Universite Hastanesi, Zonguldak 67600, Turkey. knkarakaya@gmail.com

Abstract

The mucocele of the appendix is an uncommon disorder which is often asymptomatic but sometimes causes acute appendicitis-like symptoms. Sometimes, patients with mucocele can present with confusing symptoms. Preoperative suspicion and diagnosis of appendiceal mucocele are important. Ultrasonography and computed tomography are useful tools for the diagnosis of appendiceal mucocele. It may be also recognised by colonoscopy as a smooth submucosal lesion of the cecum. Optimal management of the mucocele could be achieved through accurate preoperative diagnosis. Preoperative diagnosis is a major component for minimizing intra-operative and post-operative complications. We herein report five cases and discuss the diagnostic methods and surgical treatment.

PMID:
18407611
PMCID:
PMC2703862
DOI:
10.3748/wjg.14.2280
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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