Mucinous tumor of uncertain malignant potential in a perforated appendectomy specimen. A case report


Tahan G., Koc I., Tetikkurt U. S. , Yucel O.

JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES, cilt.16, sa.2, ss.197-200, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF GASTROINTESTINAL AND LIVER DISEASES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.197-200

Özet

Mucinous tumors of uncertain malignant potential are rare; there are only occasional reports. We report the first case where the tumor was identified incidentally following resection of a perforated appendicitis. There was no previous history to suggest for a mucinous tumor. No other abnormalities were found at surgery. Treatment included right hemicolectomy, considering the risk of residual or metastatic disease of about 10%. The patient is alive and well twelve months after resection of the tumor.