Appendiceal mucocele

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female
CT

A well circumscribed tubular, elongated cystic lesion is seen at right iliac fossa and extends until the right subhepatic space. The lesion is lying vertically and continuous with the terminal end of the appendix. Mural curvilinear interrupted calcification is noted at proximal portion of the lesion. 
 

Case Discussion

Features on CT scan are typical for appendicular mucocele which occur when there is an abnormal accumulation of mucin causing abnormal distention of the vermiform appendix due to various neoplastic or non-neoplastic causes.

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Case information

rID: 83280
Published: 19th Oct 2020
Last edited: 15th Dec 2020
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center

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