Mucocele of the Appendix: Two Case Reports

  • Mohammed E H Azoz Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alemam Almahdi .
  • Abdelmoniem M M Makkawi Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alemam Almahdi .
  • Ahmed Abdelrahman Fadolalnabi Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alemam Almahdi .
  • Moataz Mohamed Alhasan Ali Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alemam Almahdi


Introduction:Appendiceal mucocele is a rare condition which was described as an obstructive dilatation of the appendix caused by intraluminal accumulation of mucoid material.

Case Reports: We present a case of 26 years old male who came for elective appendectomy which intraoperatively found to have  mucocele of appendix which was treated successfully by appendicectomy. The second case was a 55 years female who presented with a right iliac fossa mass with mesenteric lymph nodes enlargement ,underwent right hemicolectomy and the histopathological report showed mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix.

Conclusion: In conclusion, appendiceal mucocele is a rare disease and has a clinical presentation that resembles acute appendicitis or RIF Tumour.


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How to Cite
AZOZ, Mohammed E H et al. Mucocele of the Appendix: Two Case Reports. Gezira Journal of Health Sciences, [S.l.], v. 13, n. 2, dec. 2017. ISSN 1810-5386. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 feb. 2019.