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A Gangrenous Mucocoele of Appendix

Authors:

Indrakantha Parakrama Welgama ,

Base Hospital, Gampola, Sri Lanka., LK
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Senior House Officer, Base Hospital, Gampola
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Dematapassa Vidanalage Kanishka Kamal

Base Hospital, Gampola, Sri Lanka., LK
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Consultant Surgeon, Base Hospital, Gampola.
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Abstract

Mucocele of the appendix is a rare complication associated with the vermiform appendix, which mimics or complicates appendicitis. Gangrene of the Appendiceal mucocele, following torsion, is a very rare occurrence. It requires surgical excision and, if ruptured, can lead to fatal Pseudomyxoma peritonei. We report a case of a middle aged male patient, who presented with acute appendicitis, and on surgical exploration, was found to have a large, gangrenous mucocele of the appendix, which had undergone torsion.
How to Cite: Welgama, I.P. & Kamal, D.V.K., (2016). A Gangrenous Mucocoele of Appendix. Anuradhapura Medical Journal. 10(1), pp.14–16. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/amj.v10i1.7547
Published on 01 Sep 2016.
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