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Acta Cirurgica Brasileira

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ANDRADE, Cristiano Feijó; ESPIRITO SANTO, Paulo Rogério Quieregatto do; PANTAROTO, Mário  and  SPADELLA, César Tadeu. Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix: case report. Acta Cir. Bras. [online]. 2001, vol.16, n.4, pp.251-254. ISSN 0102-8650.

Mucinous cystadenoma of the vermiform appendix, a type of mucocele of appendix, is a benign neoplasm characterized by focal or diffuse metaplasia of the superficial epithelium of mucosae, associated with appendix dilation and mucinous secretion into the appendiceal lumen. At present study the authors report a case of mucinous cystadenoma of appendix observed in a 65-yr-old woman with pain and palpated mass in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen started one year ago. Cystadenoma of the appendix was suspected throughout ultrasonography and CT scan of abdomen and confirmed by histology. Pacient also presented gallstones, and a right renal cyst. Laparotomy was indicated, appendicectomy and cholecystectomy performed and, renal cyst removed. At present issue we hope to contribute for early detection of this disease, and better understanding of its classification and pathogenesis.

Keywords : Appendix; Mucocele; Adenoma.

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