Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versão impressa ISSN 0100-6991
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4546
GUIMARAES FILHO, Artur et al. Mucocele of the appendix. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 2008, vol.35, n.1, pp.64-65. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69912008000100015.
Mucocele is an unusual lesion of the appendix characterized by accumulation of mucoid substance inside the appendix, which occurs as a sequel of luminal obstruction, usually by fibrous tissue. Diagnosis is intraoperative in most of the cases. We discuss the clinical, anatomicopathological and therapeutics aspects of the disease.
Palavras-chave : Mucocele; Appendix; Diagnosis.