Appendiceal carcinoma

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell


Right iliac fossa pain and vague mass on palpation.

Patient Data

Age: 85
Gender: Female

Mass arising at the base of the appendix (separate from the ileo-caecal valve), expanding the lumen and causing the distal appendix to be distended and fluid-filled.

Case Discussion

Primary appendiceal tumours tend to be mucinous adenocarcinomas and are very rare.  They are usually asymptomatic and present late with diffuse peritoneal metastases, i.e. pseudomyxoma peritoneii.

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Case information

rID: 31523
Published: 14th Oct 2014
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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