Appendiceal intussusception presenting as a caecal mass.
Alhamar M, Ahsan B, Hogan K, and Raoufi M. Appendiceal intussusception presenting as a caecal mass. Malays J Pathol 2020; 42(3):483-486.
The Malaysian journal of pathology
INTRODUCTION: The differential diagnosis of caecal mass is broad and the inclusion of appendiceal pathologies is an important element.
CASE REPORT: We report a 37-year-old woman with recurrent right iliac fossa pain. Computed tomography scan revealed a caecal mass suggesting complete inversion or intussusception of the appendix, which was confirmed by pathologic microscopic examination. This case report discusses appendiceal intussusception with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment options.
DISCUSSION: Appendiceal intussusception is a rare entity and the complete type typically presents as a polypoid lesion located at the appendiceal orifice in the caecum. It is imperative to include this entity in the differential diagnosis of caecal mass, especially during colonoscopy, as the removal of this polypoid lesion can result in a devastating caecal perforation or haemorrhage.