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>Journals >Cirugía y Cirujanos >Year 2006, Issue 4


de la Fuente-Lira M, Rocha-Guevara ER, Márquez-Rocha ML, Salazar-Lozano C, Jaramillo-Solís O, Ortiz-Maldonado AL
Appendiceal mucocele and gangrenous cholecystitis
Cir Cir 2006; 74 (4)

Language: Español
References: 27
Page: 273-277
PDF: 136.12 Kb.

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ABSTRACT

Objective: We present a case report of appendiceal mucocele and gangrenous cholecystitis.
Setting: Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Medico Nacional Siglo XXI, México, D.F.
Clinical case: An 80-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with diagnosis of acute cholecystitis and abdominal tumor under study, with complaints of abdominal pain for 10 days located in the right upper quadrant, without fever or significant weight loss. Laboratory analyses revealed moderate leucocitosis. CT of the abdomen revealed thickening of the gallblader wall and acute local inflammation, as well as the presence of abdominal tumor in the right lower quadrant. The patient was surgically explored with the following findings: gangrenous cholecystitis and appendiceal tumor of 20 cm length. Cholecystectomy and appendectomy was performed. The postoperative period was normal. The final histological report was appendiceal mucocele and the patient was discharged after 5 days. The patient is currently without complaints at 5 months postoperatively.


Key words: mucocele, appendix, mucinous cistoadenoma.


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