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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Dec;81(Suppl 1):S47-S50. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4174/jkss.2011.81.Suppl1.S47
Lee CH , Lee MR , Kim JC , Kang MJ , Jeong YJ .
Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. surgeon@chonbuk.ac.kr
Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
Abstract

Torsion of a mucocele of the vermiform appendix is an extremely rare condition and also a rare cause of an acute abdomen with a clinical presentation that is indistinguishable from acute appendicitis, and thus, the condition is diagnosed during operation. Here, the authors describe the case of a 78-year-old female, who presented with intermittent abdominal pain. The appendix had a pelvic position and the torsion was counterclockwise. In addition, the torsion was associated with mucocele of the appendix, which was considered a secondary factor of torsion. Appendectomy and drainage were performed.

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