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J Korean Surg Soc. 2002 Apr;62(4):352-354. Korean. Case Report.
Lee SH , Ahn BK , Baek SU , Oh KS , Lee JH , Park JK , Kim SY , Hur B .
Department of Surgery, Gospel Hospital, School of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea. gscrslsh@hanmail.net
Department of Radiology, Gospel Hospital, School of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Gospel Hospital, School of Medicine, Kosin University, Busan, Korea.
Abstract

Myxoglobulosis is a rare morphologic variant of appendiceal mucocele. We reported herein a case of myxoglobulosis in a 50-year-old man who presented with an appendiceal mass following a several months symptomatic course. Double contrast barium study showed filling defect in cecum. Computed tomograph showed well defined tubular, cystic lesion with slight wall enhancement at the appendiceal area. Laparotomy disclosed a distended appendix, measuring 12.0 4.0 cm, without perforation containing white to pale yellowish globules, reminiscent of parasitic eggs. Microscopically globules are composed of centers of inflamed granulation tissue and amorphous granular necrotic debris, surrounded by rings of inspissated mucous shells. The wall shows devoid of a lining epithelium. We performed ileocecectomy.

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