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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina (México)

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VALENCIA MARTINEZ, Jesús Gerardo et al. Report of a Patient Case with a Clinical Picture of Acute Appendicitis, Underwent Emergency Surgery due to Laparoscopic Appendectomy. Rev. Fac. Med. (Méx.) [online]. 2022, vol.65, n.6, pp.15-19.  Epub Jan 20, 2023. ISSN 2448-4865.

Mucoceles of the appendix are rare, predominate in women and usually present as a palpable mass in the right lower quadrant. Most patients are asymptomatic. The mucocele is defined as a cystic dilatation of the appendicular lumen caused by mucin accumulation.

We present the case of a male patient in his seventh decade with clinical symptoms of acute abdomen with suspicion of acute appendicitis, laparoscopic hemicolectomy surgery was performed after finding findings of tumor dependent on ascending colon (blind region), indurated 80 × 100 mm approximately, performing right hemicolectomy plus ileocolonic lateroterminal anastomosis with adequate postoperative evolution.

Keywords : Mucocele; appendix; appendicitis.

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