Appendiceal mucocele

Case contributed by David Puyó


History of colon cancer, now presents in the emergency room with right iliac fossa pain.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

In the cecum, there is an irregular mural mass involving the origin of the cecal appendix, which is dilated (up to 17 mm), with a slightly thickened wall. Stranding of the surrounding adipose tissue.

Rest of the colon and intestinal loops of preserved caliber, without evidence of stenosing or obstructive lesions. Multiple colonic diverticula are observed, without signs of complication. Some small ileomesocolic adenopathies.

Case Discussion

Postobstructive appendicular mucocele.

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