Appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma: a case report and review of the literature

Huber Diaz Fuentes, Adriana Teresa Cruz Méndez, Angelita Fernández Carrillo, Héctor Omar Márquez Moguel


Appendicular mucocele is a low incidence neoplasm with a frequency of 2 cases per 10,000 laparotomies. It is found in 0.2 to 0.3% of all appendectomies, with a higher incidence in women after the fifth or sixth decade of life. It is considered a benign lesion, although in some occasions, approximately 20% of cases it is associated with neoplasms of other intra-abdominal organs. Authors present the case of a 88-year-old patient with clinical findings consistent with acute appendicitis resolved with a simple appendicectomy based on the macroscopic findings during surgery.


Appendicitis, Mucocele, Mucinous cystadenoma, Cystadenocarcinoma

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