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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 286-289

Mucocele appendix: A rare differential diagnosis of pelvic mass


1 Department of Surgery, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Urology, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Vishal Yadav
Department of Surgery, MGM Medical College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai - 410 206, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.126764

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Mucocele of the appendix is a descriptive term that implies a dilated appendiceal lumen caused by abnormal accumulation of mucus. Mucocele is found in 0.2-0.3% of all appendectomy specimens. The male to female ratio is 1:4 and the average age at the time of diagnosis is over 50 years. Ultrasonography and computed tomography are useful tools for the diagnosis of appendiceal mucocele. Pre-operative diagnosis is a major component for minimizing intra operative and post-operative complications. We herein report a case of 40-year-old female presented as pelvic mass and this pose a diagnostic challenge


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