Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Mucocele of appendix - A rare pathology in a common surgical condition
Author(s): Ravi Shankar JC, Priyanka, Abhishek Kumar
Abstract: A 70 year old gentleman presented with a history of vague right lower abdomen pain since 6 months. Ultrasonography showed a tubular cystic lesion in right iliac fossa. Computed tomography revealed a well-defined non enhancing lesion in right iliac fossa posterior to ileocecal junction probably mucocele or pyoappendix. Open appendicectomy was performed. Cystic lesion turned out to be mucocele of appendix containing thick mucus. Histopathology revealed mucosal hyperplasia with no evidence of malignant cells.