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J Korean Surg Soc. 2011 Dec;81(Suppl 1):S47-S50. English. Case Report.
Lee CH , Lee MR , Kim JC , Kang MJ , Jeong YJ .
Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.
Research Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, Korea.
Department of Pathology, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea.

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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