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Mucocele of the Appendix
Michael P. Federle, MD, FACR
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Definitions

            • Chronic cystic dilatation of appendiceal lumen by mucin accumulation

          IMAGING

          • General Features

            • Radiographic Findings

              • CT Findings

                • MR Findings

                  • Ultrasonographic Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                            • Microscopic Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Stark C et al: Preoperative assessment and treatment of appendiceal mucocele complicated by acute torsion: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 7:1, 2014
                                      2. Demetrashvili Z et al: Mucocele of the appendix: case report and review of literature. Int Surg. 97(3):266-9, 2012
                                      3. Lim HK et al: Primary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix: CT findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 173(4):1071-4, 1999
                                      4. Kim SH et al: Mucocele of the appendix: ultrasonographic and CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 23(3):292-6, 1998
                                      5. Madwed D et al: Mucocele of the appendix: imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 159(1):69-72, 1992
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Imaging

                                          • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                            • Clinical Issues

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Definitions

                                                • Chronic cystic dilatation of appendiceal lumen by mucin accumulation

                                              IMAGING

                                              • General Features

                                                • Radiographic Findings

                                                  • CT Findings

                                                    • MR Findings

                                                      • Ultrasonographic Findings

                                                        • Imaging Recommendations

                                                          DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                            PATHOLOGY

                                                            • General Features

                                                              • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                • Microscopic Features

                                                                  CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                  • Presentation

                                                                    • Demographics

                                                                      • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                        • Treatment

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Stark C et al: Preoperative assessment and treatment of appendiceal mucocele complicated by acute torsion: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 7:1, 2014
                                                                          2. Demetrashvili Z et al: Mucocele of the appendix: case report and review of literature. Int Surg. 97(3):266-9, 2012
                                                                          3. Lim HK et al: Primary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix: CT findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 173(4):1071-4, 1999
                                                                          4. Kim SH et al: Mucocele of the appendix: ultrasonographic and CT findings. Abdom Imaging. 23(3):292-6, 1998
                                                                          5. Madwed D et al: Mucocele of the appendix: imaging findings. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 159(1):69-72, 1992