Prabhat P*, Lok BK, Tara P and Jemesh SM
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital, Kathmandu, NepalFulltext PDF
The Mucocele of the appendix is a very rare clinical entity with nonspecific clinical manifestations. Right lower abdominal pain and swelling are the most common clinical manifestations. Our patient presented with pain in her right lower abdomen. Imaging studies revealed an underlying mucocele of the appendix with a wide base for which we performed laparotomy with appendectomy and limited right hemicolectomy. The patient had a very good outcome after surgery and recovered well with no signs of malignant disease. Early surgical resection with delicate intraoperative handling of the tumor is recommended for all appendiceal mucoceles to keep the disease benign and free of complications.
Prabhat P, Lok BK, Tara P, Jemesh SM. Chronic Right Flank Pain due to an Underlying Mucocele of the Appendix: A Case Report. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2023; 6(4): 1082..