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Benign tumors

Simple mucocele

Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 21 October 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Also called obstructed appendix with intraluminal mucin accumulation, retention cyst
● Usually 5-6 mm

Micro description

● No neoplastic epithelium despite extensive sampling

Differential diagnosis

Mucinous cystadenoma: neoplastic epithelium

End of Appendix > Benign tumors > Simple mucocele

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