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Mucinous appendicular cystadenocarcinoma during pregnancy. A case report.
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PMID:  14619655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Primary appendicular adenocarcinoma is a rare type of appendicular carcinoma. We report mucinous appendicular adenocarcinoma during pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the third reported case. CASE: A 35-year-old woman at 21 weeks of gestation presented with acute abdominal symptoms for the previous 10 days and underwent appendectomy. Histopathologically, examination of the appendectomy material was reported as "mucinous appendicular cystadenocarcinoma." The pregnancy was terminated by misoprostol induction. A right hemicolectomy and staging procedure were performed on the third postpartum day with relaparotomy. CONCLUSION: Although it rarely coexists with pregnancy, primary appendicular adenocarcinoma should be considered in pregnant women with atypical acute abdominal symptoms of long duration. Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix should be treated with right hemicolectomy even if it is a secondary procedure. Termination of pregnancy is not essential to the surgical procedure, and the decision on the outcome of the pregnancy should be made with the patient.
Sahin Zeteroğlu; Cetin Kotan; Suleyman Ozen; Umit Goktolga
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2003 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-17     Completed Date:  2004-03-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  831-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Yüzüncü Yil University, Van, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Abortion, Induced
Appendiceal Neoplasms / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / complications,  diagnosis*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Diagnosis, Differential
Pregnancy Complications, Neoplastic / diagnosis*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Pregnancy Trimester, Second
Ultrasonography, Prenatal

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