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Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2010 Nov;34(11):633-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gcb.2010.07.006. Epub 2010 Aug 23.

Tubulovillous adenoma of the appendix: a case report and review of the literature.

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Service de chirurgie viscérale, hôpital d'instruction des armées Robert-Picqué, 351, route de Toulouse, CS 80002, 33882 Villenave D'ornon, France.


We report the case of a young woman hospitalized for a chronic appendicular syndrome. The histological examination of the resected specimen revealed a rare tumor: tubulovillous adenoma, discovered in 0.02% of all appendectomy procedures. Treatment is most often limited to appendectomy, but in the event of incomplete excision or associated adenocarcinoma, right hemicolectomy may be required. After surgery, a follow-up colonoscopy is recommended due to the higher risk of second gastrointestinal neoplasms in patients with appendicular tumors.

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