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European Radiology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 324–328 | Cite as

US and CT diagnosis of complete cecocolic intussusception caused by an appendiceal mucocele

  • B. Coulier
  • S. Pestieau
  • J. Hamels
  • Y. Lefebvre
Gastrointestinal

Abstract.

Appendiceal mucoceles are found in only 0.2–0.3% of all appendectomy materials. Colocolic intussusception of the appendix is also very uncommon. We report the very rare association of these two entities in a 40-year-old patient presenting with intermittent right abdominal pain accompanied by a palpable mass in the right flank. The full diagnosis was made preoperatively by ultrasound and confirmed by helical CT by means of unequivocal signs of intussusception associated with a very suggestive "cup-and-ball" aspect of the mucocele induced by a global mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix. A brief review of the available literature on mucocele is given.

Appendix Mucocele Cystadenoma Mucinous CT US 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Coulier
    • 1
  • S. Pestieau
    • 1
  • J. Hamels
    • 3
  • Y. Lefebvre
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostc Imaging, Cliniques St. Luc, 5004 Bouge, BelgiumBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Surgery, Cliniques St. Luc, 5004 Bouge, BelgiumBelgium
  3. 3.Institute of Pathology and Genetics, 6280 Gerpinnes, BelgiumBelgium

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