Mucocele of the appendix

Case contributed by Rozhin Omer Qadir
Diagnosis almost certain


Abdominal Pain

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

There is a well defined cystic lesion in the right iliac fossa measuring 4 x 4.5 cm with peripheral rim enhancement, seemingly connected to the cecum, surrounded by minimal perilesional fatty stranding. Findings are in favor of appendiceal mucocele.

No evidence of ascites or peritoneal soft tissue lesion.

No surrounding significant lymph node enlargement.

No free air in the abdomen or pelvis.

Two hydatid cysts in the liver.

Single gallstone noted.

Case Discussion

Surgically proved appendiceal mucocele with liver hydatid cysts.

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