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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3253928, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3253928
Case Report

Malignant Tumours Mimicking Complicated Appendicitis and Discovered upon Follow-Up after Percutaneous Drainage: A Case of Two Patients

Diagnostic Radiology Department, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, 11 Jalan Tan Tock Seng, Singapore 308433

Correspondence should be addressed to Sharandran Chandra Mohan; moc.liamg@nardnarahs

Received 9 August 2017; Revised 24 October 2017; Accepted 1 November 2017; Published 16 November 2017

Academic Editor: Vincent Low

Copyright © 2017 Sharandran Chandra Mohan 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

The conservative management of periappendiceal abscesses is gaining favour due to decreased morbidity and improved clinical outcomes for patients. Occasionally however an abscess can mask underlying sinister pathology. In this article, we highlight two cases of appendiceal adenocarcinoma that were initially diagnosed as periappendiceal abscesses and managed conservatively with percutaneous drainage. We also discuss clinical and imaging features that may assist with identifying a hidden malignancy when presented in these situations.