Chronic abdominal pain secondary to a mucous cystadenoma of the appendix in a 10-year-old boy

Matthew J. Blecha*, Anita Gupta, J. David Hoover, Mary Beth Madonna

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Abstract

Mucocele of the appendix is a thin-walled dilated appendix filled with mucus. It occurs secondary to chronic obstruction of the appendiceal lumen because of a range of pathologies. Cystadenomas in children are exceedingly rare and most frequently of ovarian origin. A mucous cystadenoma of the appendix in a 10-year-old boy with chronic abdominal pain is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1792-1794
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume40
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005

Keywords

  • Appendix
  • Chronic abdominal pain
  • Mucous cystadenoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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