Carcinoma of the appendix and its natural history in relation to surgical management: A case report

Silvana Leanza*, Mohamed Bekheit, Danilo Coco, Angelo Bellia, Francesco Ferrara, Salvatore Sarvà, Andrea Pappalardo, Luigi Piazza

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Abstract

There are several classifications of appendicular epithelial cancer with a wide variety of nomenclature. Epithelial tumours of the appendix have been classified into four distinct types: carcinoids, mucinous adenocarcinoma (often called mucinous cystadenocarcinoma or malignant mucocele), colonic-type adenocarcinoma, and adenocarcinoids with a dual cell origin. We report a case of a woman who presented to our emergency unit with a history of acute appendicitis and who had undergone an appendectomy. The histopathological analysis showed the presence of a well differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma, infiltrating the full thickness of the appendix wall.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-600
Number of pages4
JournalChirurgia italiana
Volume61
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009

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