IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 33 / Issue 5 / pii/1631087402992-1949650305

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Open Access Original Research
Primary mucinous borderline tumor of the vermiform appendix mimicking ovarian carcinoma; case report
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1 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Florence Nightingale Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2012, 33(5), 528–529;
Published: 10 October 2012

Introduction: Primary adenocarcinoma of the vermiform appendix is a very rare entity. Borderline mucinous tumor of the appendix is a much more rare disease. Case: We present a 71-year-old woman with primary mucinous borderline tumor of the vermiform appendix. She was misdiagnosed as an ovarian carcinoma patient and operated on by a gynecologic oncology team. Her frozen section analysis of an appendicial mass resulted as borderline tumor of appendix vermiformis, and right hemicolectomy, as is advised in invasive colon tumors, was not carried out. Conclusion: Borderline mucinous tumor of the appendix vermiformis should be kept in mind in patients who have pseudomyxoma peritonei during surgery. Tumoral resection may be the definitive therapy in these patients.
Pseudomyxoma peritonei
Tumor of appendix vermiformis
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