Low-grade appendicial mucinous neoplasm presenting with obstructed inguinal hernia: a rare association
Low grade appendicial mucinous neoplasm is a rare entity. It is grouped under appendicial adenocarcinoma. Though it presents commonly with pain abdomen, asymptomatic patients are not uncommon. It is a low grade neoplasm, but capable of producing progressive and fatal disease in the form of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Management in case of localised appendicial disease includes simple appendectomy. We came across a patient presenting with obstructed inguinal hernia. While performing emergency exploration, a dilated appendix was uncovered. Appendectomy was done as a result and the histopathological examination of the appendix revealed that it was a low grade appendicial mucinous neoplasm.
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