Tubulovillous adenoma of the appendix: a case report and review of the literature

Gastroenterol Clin Biol. 2010 Nov;34(11):633-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gcb.2010.07.006. Epub 2010 Aug 23.


We report the case of a young woman hospitalized for a chronic appendicular syndrome. The histological examination of the resected specimen revealed a rare tumor: tubulovillous adenoma, discovered in 0.02% of all appendectomy procedures. Treatment is most often limited to appendectomy, but in the event of incomplete excision or associated adenocarcinoma, right hemicolectomy may be required. After surgery, a follow-up colonoscopy is recommended due to the higher risk of second gastrointestinal neoplasms in patients with appendicular tumors.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenoma, Villous / surgery*
  • Appendectomy*
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Colonoscopy
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Young Adult