Mukokéla apendixu z perspektivy radiologa

Title in English Appendiceal mucocele - a radiologist's view

VÁLEK Vlastimil BARTUŠEK Daniel SVOBODA Martin VÁLEK Vlastimil PROCHÁZKA Vladimír

Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Rozhledy v chirurgii
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Keywords appendiceal mucocele; pseudomyxoma peritonei; appendiceal mucinous neoplasm; ultrasonography; computed tomography
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Description Appendiceal mucocele is an obstructive dilatation of the appendix, which results from the filling of its lumen with mucus. This is a rare condition that is asymptomatic in half of the patients. Its severity depends on the cause of appendiceal dilatation. In a small percentage of cases, the dilated appendix ruptures, leading to the development of serious complication; this is termed as pseudomyxoma peritonei. Due to the possibility of malignant etiology of the mucocele, surgical resection remains an essential part of the treatment.

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