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Mucocele of the appendix : a case report and review of the literature

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M Faure ,

Department of Radiology, UZ Antwerpen, Antwerp
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R Salgado,

Department of Radiology, UZ Antwerpen, Antwerp, Department of Radiology, H.-Hartziekenhuis, Lier, Belgium, BE
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B Op de Beeck,

Department of Radiology, UZ Antwerpen, Antwerp
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P Bellinck,

Department of Radiology, H.-Hartziekenhuis, Lier, Belgium, BE
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JL Termote,

Department of Radiology, H.-Hartziekenhuis, Lier, Belgium, BE
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P M Parizel

Department of Radiology, UZ Antwerpen, Antwerp
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Abstract

Mucocele of the appendix is a descriptive term of a distended, mucus-filled appendix caused by various conditions, both benign and malignant. Computed tomography is the imaging modality of choice. Correct pre-operative diagnosis is important because of the possibility of peroperative rupture and subsequent development of pseudomyxoma peritonei. It is the task of the radiologist to alert the clinician and surgeon to the presence of this entity, the potential associated complications and possible signs of malignancy.

Keywords: Appendix ,   CT  
How to Cite: Faure M, Salgado R, Beeck BO de, Bellinck P, Termote J, Parizel PM. Mucocele of the appendix : a case report and review of the literature. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(4):217–21. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.87
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Published on 01 Jul 2014.
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