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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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WOLNICZAK, Isabella; CACERES DEL AGUILA, Alonso  and  SANTILLANA CALLIRGOS, Juan Alberto. Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix: Report of a case. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2016, vol.36, n.2, pp.169-171. ISSN 1022-5129.

Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare neoplasm with an incidence rate of 0.08% of all malignancies. The diagnosis is usually made by biopsy because its clinical presentation may mimic other diseases of structures located in the right lower quadrant. Currently, the treatment is still controversial, being surgery the best option. This report describes a patient with a history of appendectomy 27 years ago that is hospitalized for a painful mass in the lower abdomen associated with carcinoembryonic antigen of 138 ng/dl.

Keywords : Appendectomy; Adenocarcinoma, mucinous; Appendiceal neoplasms.

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