Laparoscopic Appendectomy for Giant Appendiceal Mucocele in an Elderly Patient: A Case Report

Yusuf Tanrikulu, Ceren Sen Tanrikulu, Volkan Temi, Boran Yalcin

Abstract


Appendiceal mucoceles are cystic lesions of the appendix resulting from mucus accumulation of lumen, and it is uncommon. Definitive treatment of appendiceal mucoceles is surgical. Nowadays, laparoscopic resection of appendiceal mucoceles has been well described, but the efficacy and safety are still polemic because intra-operative complications related to surgery directly affect prognosis. We presented a laparoscopic resection of a giant appendiceal mucocele in a 60-year-old female patient.




J Med Cases. 2014;5(7):423-425
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/jmc1829e

Keywords


Appendix; Laparoscopy; Mucinous cystadenoma; Mucocele

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