Cancers of the appendix. Case report and literatures review

Ann Ital Chir. 2017 Apr 11;6:S2239253X17026421.


Cancers of appendix are very uncommon. As reported in the case of 85 years old man, that underwent right emicolectomy with restoration of bowel continuity, the appendix was found to be gangrenous and perforated during the surgery. The hystology that comes out was adenocarcinoma of appendix that after 1 yars of follow up ramanins asymptomatic. At last the emicolectomy rappresent the best surgical treatment for all appendix neoplasm, that could be recognised from the surgeon when possible wiht intraoperavite histological examination.

Key words: Appendix, Cancer, Incidental diagnosis, Right emicolectomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery*
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Colectomy* / methods
  • Humans
  • Incidental Findings
  • Male
  • Treatment Outcome