Laparoscopic Right Colectomy For Appendiceal Mucinous Cystadenoma: A Case Report
Background: Appendiceal mucoceles are an uncommon pathology of the appendix characterized by an expansion of the lumen with retension of mucus. The symptoms of cystadenoma is non-specific or often mimics a chronic appendicitis.
Case Report: We present a case of a 63-year-old male with appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma, presenting with intermittent pain in the right lower quadrant of his abdomen.
Results: Laparoscopic assisted right colectomy was done with ileotransverse colonic anastomosis. The postoperative course was uneventful.
Conclusions: Prevention of rupture with minimal manipulation and negative surgical margin are two most important technical considerations in the resection of appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma. Patient has benefited from the use of laparoscopic assisted technique because of less pain and shorter hospital stay after the procedure.
Dion A. Putra, Adianto Nugroho, and Ibrahim Basir
"Laparoscopic Right Colectomy For Appendiceal Mucinous Cystadenoma: A Case Report,"
World Journal of Colorectal Surgery:
4, Article 3.
Available at: http://services.bepress.com/wjcs/vol6/iss4/art3