Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 34(2); 2007 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2007;34(2): 111-114.
맹장의 자궁내막증에 의한 충수돌기 점액 낭종 1예
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인제대학교 의과대학 상계백병원 내과학교실
Mucocele of the Appendix Secondary to Obstruction by Cecal Endometriosis
Hyun-Min Lim, M.D. and Won-Choong Choi, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, Sanggye-Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
The mucocele of the appendix is an uncommon abnormality caused by a dilatation of the appendiceal lumen caused by the abnormal accumulation of mucus. It can be associated with other colorectal tumors. Endometriosis of the gastrointestinal tract is also rare, particularly in the cecum. An appendiceal mucocele is usually diagnosed by a radiological study or surgery, however, recently, a colonoscopy is becoming an important diagnostic tool for colon diseases. We report a case of appendiceal mucocele. It is believed that the condition developed as a result of an obstruction of the appendicecal lumen caused by endometriosis, and might have been the cause of the intermittent right lower quadrant pain experience by the patient, which was aggravated during the menstrual period.
Key Words: Mucocele, Endometriosis, Appendix, Cecum, Colonoscopy
주요어: 점액낭종, 자궁내막증, 충수돌기, 맹장, 대장내시경
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