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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 172-173

Low-grade mucinous neoplasm of the appendix managed with laparoscopic appendectomy

Department of Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA

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Jonas P DeMuro
Department of Surgery, Winthrop University Hospital, 259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-5009.120054

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Mucocele of the appendix is uncommon and caused by a variety of pathologies. While the gold standard approach to these lesions has historically been exploratory laparotomy and right hemicolectomy, there is increasing experience with a minimally invasive approach and the resection limited to an appendectomy. A case is presented of an appendiceal mucocele diagnosed preoperatively and managed with a laparoscopic appendectomy. The pathology showed a low-grade mucinous neoplasm, with no evidence of recurrence on 30 month follow-up.

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