Khalid Ibrahim, Sara Fatima, Bushra Aman.
Mucocele Appendix - a rare condition.
Pak J Surg Jan ;35(2):174-5.
Mucocele appendix is a rare condition with 0.2-0.7% of all appendectomy specimens. Main aim of reporting the case of mucocele appendix is to highlight exact management, pitfalls and avoiding them. Case Report: We report a case of 34-years old male who was admitted to surgical ward combined military hospital (CMH) Malir, Karachi with complaints of pain right lower abdomen, vomiting and loss of appetite for the last 3-days. Clinical examination showed tender mass right iliac fossa. Blood complete picture showed total leucocyte count 8.8+-10e9/l, urine analysis was unremarkable. Ultrasound abdomen showed tubular linear structure with internal heterogeneous contents with minimal free fluid in the peritoneal cavity, suggestive of developing mucocele appendix. Open appendectomy was done which showed mucocele appendix with normal looking base and no mesenteric lymph adenopathy. Histo-pathological report confi rmed mucinous cystadenoma appendix
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