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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 7165321, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/7165321
Case Report

Low-Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm Presenting as an Adnexal Mass

13rd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Chaidari, Athens, Greece
23rd Department of Surgery, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School, Attikon University Hospital, Chaidari, Athens, Greece

Correspondence should be addressed to T. Tsokaki; rg.oohay@ikakostt

Received 25 September 2016; Revised 12 December 2016; Accepted 23 January 2017; Published 13 February 2017

Academic Editor: A. O. Awonuga

Copyright © 2017 P. Panagopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Appendiceal tumors are rare, late diagnosed neoplasms that may not be differentiated from adnexal masses even by advanced imaging methods and other diagnostic procedures. They may be asymptomatic and remain undiagnosed until surgery. We report a case of an 80-year-old postmenopausal woman presenting with a pelvic mass and a history of weight loss. The patient underwent laparotomy which revealed an appendiceal mucocele, for which she received a full oncological procedure. The histology report showed a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm, and the patient underwent six cycles of chemotherapy. Appendiceal tumors should be kept in mind in patients with adnexal mass.