Mucocele of the Appendix Discovered Golestan Hospital of Ahwaz: A Case Report

Document Type : Case report


1 Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Abadan University of Medical Sciences, Abadan, I.R.Iran

2 Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences: Ahvaz, Khuzestan, IR

3 Assistant Professor of Laparoscopic Surgery Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine Imam Khomeini Hospital, Golestan Hospital Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

4 Department of General Surgery, School of Medicine, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, I.R.Iran.




One rare cause of appendicitis is mucocele which may have a neoplastic or non-neoplastic source. Simple appendectomy or right hemicolectomy may be necessary, sometimes medication may be prescribed to manage symptoms. In this study, we reported a rare case with Mucocele of the Appendix managed by antibiotic therapy and simple appendectomy.

Case Presentation

A 60-year-old female with a seven-month history of right lower quadrant pain. A physical exam showed tenderness and rebound tenderness in the McBurney’s point. In her CT-Scan tubular mass measured 105 * 37 mm in RLQ is noted suggested for mucocele appendicitis. Appendectomy performed through McBurney incision and the pathology was mucocele of the appendix with mucin-secreting mucosal hyperplasia.


Malignancy of the appendix is extremely rare. Appendiceal tumors have a low prevalence; But due to the nature of these tumors, which can also be malignant, they should be given importance and careful follow-up is mandatory. As the Surgical community continues to learn more about this condition, it is essential that patients remain informed and proactive about this situation. With timely diagnosis and treatment, mucocele appendix can be successfully managed and treated.


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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 22 July 2023
  • Receive Date: 15 June 2023
  • Revise Date: 09 December 2023
  • Accept Date: 22 July 2023