TORSION OF APPENDIX SECONDARY TO MUCOCELE - A CASE REPORT

Torsion pf Appendix

  • Col Muhammad Afzal Surgical Specialist, CMH Mangla Cantt
  • Naeem Raza Hamdani Combined Military Hsopital Mangla

Abstract

Mucocele of the appendix is a rare entity which is characterized by progressive enlargement of the appendix from the intraluminal accumulation of the mucoid substance [1]. Mucocele may be non-neoplastic or neoplastic [2]. There are four histological types of mucocele; retention cyst, mucosal hyperplasia, cystadenomas and cystadenocarcinoma. It is often asymptomatic and occurs as an incidental surgical finding. Sometimes patients with mucocele can present with confusing symptoms. Preoperative suspicion and diagnosis is important [3, 4]. Ultrasonography and computed tomography are useful diagnostic tools. Several complications such as intussusception and perforation with pseudomyxoma peritonei can occur. Torsion of appendix secondary to mucocele is extremely rare. Only a few cases of torsion of the appendiceal mucocele have been reported in the literature [5]. A case of torsion of appendix secondary to mucocele which was suspected during surgery and later confirmed on histopathological examination is reported

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Published
2010-03-31
How to Cite
Afzal, C. M., & Hamdani, N. (2010). TORSION OF APPENDIX SECONDARY TO MUCOCELE - A CASE REPORT. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 60(1), 145-6. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/1795
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Case Reports