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Journal of Case Reports
Primary Mucinous Adenocarcinoma of Appendix
Banwari Lal Bairwa 
Department of Surgery, M P Birla Hospital, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Banwari Lal Bairwa
Email: drbanwaribairwa@gmail.com
Received: 31-MAR-2020 Accepted: 02-JUN-2020 Published Online: 20-JUN-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0033
Background: Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of appendix is an extremely rare disease in clinical practice. Here, we report a case of primary mucinous adenocarcinoma in a 60 year old gentleman misdiagnosed as having acute appendicitis. Case Report: A 60 year old man presented with symptoms of pain in right iliac fossa. Ultrasonography of abdomen revealed acute appendicitis. Laparoscopic appendectomy was done and histopathological examination identified a well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma of appendix, tumor cells reaching upto serosal surface. Right hemicolectomy was done as a second stage procedure. Conclusion: As some cases are discovered incidentally, this case emphasizes that histopathological examination of all appendectomy specimens is mandatory.
Keywords : Appendiceal Neoplasms, Appendicitis, Appendectomy, Colectomy, Mucinous Adenocarcinoma, Pain.
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