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.
- Chronic abdominal pain
- Mucous cystadenoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health