Appendiceal mucocoele

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


An adult female complains of right iliac fossa pain.

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Female

An oblong thin walled, cystic mass near tip of the cecum. It measures about   7.7 x 3 cm. It has homogenous hypodensity ( fluid density ) in pre contrast study. It shows faint peripheral wall enhancement in delayed phase after IV contrast with dirty mesenteric fat at its base. Finding mostly representing appendiceal mucocoele.

Case Discussion

A tubular cystic structure is seen at the right iliac fossa. It lies in intimate relation to the cecum. On top of the differential is an appendiceal mucocele, which was proven postoperatively.

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Case information

rID: 27714
Published: 15th Feb 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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