J Korean Surg Soc.  2009 Jun;76(6):398-402. 10.4174/jkss.2009.76.6.398.

Colon Type Adenocarcinoma of Appendiceal Orifice with Synchronous Colon Cancer and Appendiceal Mucocele

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju, Korea. 41056@naver.com
  • 3Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Cheju National University, Jeju, Korea.
  • 4Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea.
  • 5Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is an extraordinarily rare tumor, with fewer than 500 cases described in the collected world literature. However, it has been shown that the incidence of secondary neoplasm, such as synchronous or metachronous lesions, for primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is much greater than that for colorectal cancer in general. In the present paper, the authors report a case of a 72-year-old male patient with immunoreactivity for P 53 and DCC protein and a review of the literature, who was operated on for an appendiceal orifice cancer and in whom colonic adenomas, a synchronous colon cancer and an appendiceal mucocele, was incidentally discovered after right hemicolectomy.

Keyword

Appendiceal cancer; Mucocele; Multiple primary neoplasm

MeSH Terms

Adenocarcinoma
Adenoma
Aged
Appendiceal Neoplasms
Appendix
Colon
Colonic Neoplasms
Colorectal Neoplasms
Humans
Incidence
Male
Mucocele
Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
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