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Incidental mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix.
  1. J. Lee,
  2. K. R. Gardiner,
  3. B. G. Wilson
  1. Department of Surgery, Mater Infirmorum Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.


    The incidental finding of a rare appendiceal tumour in a previously healthy male patient is described. He presented as an emergency with a self-inflicted abdominal stab injury. At laparotomy, there was no visceral damage but the appendix was hugely distended and appendectomy was performed. Subsequent histological examination of the appendix revealed a low-grade mucinous cystadenocarcinoma. A right hemicolectomy was performed two months later which demonstrated no residual tumour.

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