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Mucinous cystadenoma presenting as appendiceal mucocele
Nirav Kishor Desai1, Vladimir Rubinshteyn1, Mena Ayoub1, Asaf Gave1
1MD, Beth Israel Medical Center.

Article ID: Z01201603CR10618ND
doi:10.5348/ijcri-201631-CR-10618

Address correspondence to:
Vladimir Rubinshteyn
Beth Israel Medical Center
Richmond University Medical Center

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Desai NK, Rubinshteyn V, Ayoub M, Gave A. Mucinous cystadenoma presenting as appendiceal mucocele. Int J Case Rep Images 2016;7(3):181–184.


Abstract
Introduction: Appendiceal mucocele is a complex entity consisting of several different pathologies with a spectrum of clinical presentation.
Case Report: We present a case of a 52-year-old male presented with a two-day history of abdominal pain. He was taken to the operating room for an open appendectomy and found to have a large mucocele of the appendix.
Conclusion: We review the pathology as well as the different pathological conditions that may lead to an appendiceal mucocele.

Keywords: Appendix, Appendiceal mucocele, Cystadenocarcinoma, Cystadenoma, Intussusception, Mcburney's point, Mucoid, Ki-67


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Author Contributions
Nirav Kishor Desai – Substantial contributions to conception and design, Acquisition of data, Analysis and interpretation of data, Drafting the article, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Mena Ayoub – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
Asaf Gave – Analysis and interpretation of data, Revising it critically for important intellectual content, Final approval of the version to be published
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