Year 2012 Vol. 20 No 3




National scientific practical center of the urgent medicine 1,
N.A.Testemitsanu State University of Medicine and Pharmacy 2,
Republican hospital of medical sanatorium and restorative association 3,
The Republic of Moldova

Mucocele of the appendix is the obstructive dilatation of the appendix with the gelatinous masses accumulation in the lumen. Mucocele of the appendix is rather rare and composes 0,3-0,7% of all appendectomies and 8% of all tumors of the appendix. Taking into account the given pathology rareness the authors have described their own clinical observation of mucocele of the appendix in a 40-year-old patient who had been operated on for acute appendicitis. Taking into consideration that the appendix base and the cecum cupola were not involved in the pathological process, a standard appendectomy was performed. There was mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix at the histological investigation of the preparation. The postoperative period was rather even. The wound healed by first intention.
There were no complaints at the control examination 12 months afterwards; the ultrasound data and colonoscopy revealed no pathology. The level of tumormarkers of carcinoembryonic antigen, -19-9 and -125 was normal. The authors described in details the questions concerning pathogenesis and possible complications of mucocele of the appendix, the peculiarities of the radiological diagnostics as well as the choice of the operative intervention volume in various cases.

Keywords: mucocele, appendix
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2004, Respublika Moldova, g. Kishinev, ul. Toma Chorbe, d 1, Natsional'nyi nauchno-prakticheskii tsentr urgentnoi meditsiny, kafedra khirurgii 1 im. N.Kh. Anestiadi i laboratoriia gepato-pankreato-biliarnoi khirurgii Gosudarstvennogo Universiteta meditsiny i farmatsii im. N.A. Testemitsanu,
Mishin Igor Valentinovich
Information about the authors:
Mishin I.V., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Deputy Director on Science of the National Scientific Research Center for Urgent Medicine, a Leading Scientific Researcher of the Laboratory of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery of State University of Medicine and Pharmacy named after N. Testemitsanu, Danch A.V., Candidate of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Republican Hospital of Medical Sanatorium and Restorative Association.
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