Incidentally discovered low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm: a precursor to pseudomyxoma peritonei

Clin Case Rep. 2016 Oct 13;4(12):1112-1116. doi: 10.1002/ccr3.694. eCollection 2016 Dec.

Abstract

Appendiceal mucoceles (AMs) infrequently arise from an underlying malignancy. Treatment has progressed toward a less aggressive approach over time; they can be managed by appendectomy-only unless pathology reveals malignancy. The ultimate goal of management is to prevent AM rupture, avoiding the syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei.

Keywords: Appendiceal mucinous neoplasm; appendix; mucinous cystadenoma; mucocele; pseudomyxoma peritonei.

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  • Case Reports