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Laparoscopic appendectomy for mucocele of the appendix: Report of 8 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17090846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mucocele of the appendix is an aseptic dilatation secondary to obstruction. Surgical excision is the treatment of choice in benign mucocele. The incidence of mucocele of the appendix in our center is 0.15%, of a total of 6000 appendectomies over 8 years. We operated on 9 cases; laparoscopic appendectomy was done in 8 of them. One patient had pseudomyxoma peritonei, so open surgery was done. Other organs were also examined as there is a possibility of concurrent tumors. As there is risk of malignancy of the appendix leading to port-site metastasis we used a non-permeable bag to remove the resected specimen.
Muthukumaran Rangarajan; Chinnusamy Palanivelu; Alfie Jose Kavalakat; Ramakrishnan Parthasarathi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0254-8860     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Publication Date:    2006 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-08     Completed Date:  2006-12-21     Revised Date:  2007-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409436     Medline TA:  Indian J Gastroenterol     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  256-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
GEM Hospital, 45-A Pankaja Mill Road, Ramnathapuram, Coimbatore 641 045, India.
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MeSH Terms
Appendectomy / methods*
Appendix / pathology,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Mucocele / pathology,  surgery*
Postoperative Complications
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Indian J Gastroenterol. 2007 Jan-Feb;26(1):49-50; author reply 50   [PMID:  17401248 ]

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