Title

Appendiceal intussusception presenting as a caecal mass.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-1-2020

Publication Title

The Malaysian journal of pathology

Abstract

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.

PubMed ID

33361733

Volume

42

Issue

3

First Page

483

Last Page

486

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