Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix presenting as an umbilical hernia: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Bingbing Ren
    • Xiangchao Meng
    • Zi Cao
    • Chunli Guo
    • Zili Zhang
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  • Published online on: April 26, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2016.4501
  • Pages: 4200-4202
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Abstract

Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix is a rare condition that develops as a result of proliferation of mucin‑secreting cells in an occluded appendix. Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix presenting as an umbilical hernia is a rare clinical entity. The most common causes of this condition are known to be ascites, hepatitis and cirrhosis; however, the patient in the present study, was diagnosed as hepatitis‑ and cirrhosis‑negative, with no history of chronic coughing or constipation. The aim of the present study was to report a rare case of mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix presenting as an umbilical hernia in a 66‑year‑old female patient. The patient had a 6‑month history of a reducible mass in the umbilical region and was diagnosed with umbilical hernia. Computed tomography and ultrasonography were performed and revealed massive ascites. Ultimately, a laparoscopic appendectomy was performed and borderline mucinous appendiceal cystadenoma of low malignant potential was confirmed. In addition, the present study discussed the association between mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix and umbilical hernia, as well as the diagnostic process and treatment strategies.
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Ren, B., Meng, X., Cao, Z., Guo, C., & Zhang, Z. (2016). Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix presenting as an umbilical hernia: A case report. Oncology Letters, 11, 4200-4202. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2016.4501
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Ren, B., Meng, X., Cao, Z., Guo, C., Zhang, Z."Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix presenting as an umbilical hernia: A case report". Oncology Letters 11.6 (2016): 4200-4202.
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Ren, B., Meng, X., Cao, Z., Guo, C., Zhang, Z."Mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix presenting as an umbilical hernia: A case report". Oncology Letters 11, no. 6 (2016): 4200-4202. https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2016.4501