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Mucocele of the appendix mimicking an adnexal mass: a case report.

TitleMucocele of the appendix mimicking an adnexal mass: a case report.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsVavilis, D., Athanatos D., Tsolakidis D., Papanicolaou A., & Bontis J. N.
JournalClin Exp Obstet Gynecol
Volume36
Issue2
Pagination135-6
Date Published2009
ISSN0390-6663
KeywordsAdnexal Diseases, Appendiceal Neoplasms, Cystadenoma, Mucinous, Diagnosis, Differential, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Middle Aged, Mucocele
Abstract

Mucocele of the appendix is a rare entity usually mimicking an adnexal tumour. There is no specific imaging or screening method to determine the diagnosis with certainty preoperatively. Appendiceal malignancy can be the underlying cause, although it is not common. We present a case of an appendiceal mucocele mimicking an ovarian tumour by both clinical and imaging (TVS and MRI) methods. This pathological condition should be considered by all the gynaecologists in the differential diagnosis of a right-sided pelvic mass.

Alternate JournalClin Exp Obstet Gynecol
PubMed ID19688962

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