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Female pelvic pain: a case report of mucocele of the appendix
A. Urbano-Ruiz1,*, J. M. Soares Jr.2, A. G. Z. Rossi2, R. M. Louback1, F. V. Hummel1, E. C. Baracat3
1 Brazilian College of Surgeons, Dr. Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho Cancer Institute and Pérola Byington Hospital
2 Department of Gynecology, Federal University of São Paulo
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2011, 32(6), 672–673;
Published: 10 December 2011
Objective: To describe a rare case of mucocele of the appendix that simulated a cystic image by pelvic ultrasound (US). Case: A patient with pelvic pain for two months and cystic image on the right ovary by US. After laparoscopy, the image showed a mucocele of the appendix. The patient underwent right colectomy. Conclusion: Mucocele may be a cause of pelvic pain and may simulate a cystic image on the right adnexa.
Mucocele of the appendix