Appendicular tumor causing appendicitis in a young man: a case report




Appendicitis; Acute Abdomen; Appendiceal Neoplasms; Adenocarcinoma; Health teaching.


Introduction: The most common pathogenesis of acute appendicitis is luminal obstruction of the appendix by fecaliths. However, any material that can directly or indirectly obliterate the appendicular cavity can cause acute appendicitis. Appendicular tumors are relatively rare, but they can obliterate the lumen of the organ, leading to appendicitis. Case report: A 23-year-old patient with an acute inflammatory abdomen was preoperatively diagnosed with acute appendicitis. Intraoperatively, the diagnosis of acute appendicitis with a perforated appendix was confirmed. The anatomopathological diagnosis was colonic adenocarcinoma of the appendix and the patient was summoned to receive appropriate treatment. Methodology: In addition to studying the patient's medical records, a bibliographic research was carried out on the topic, which permeated the discussion, including the prevalence, diagnosis and management of appendix tumors. Conclusion: The importance of clinical, radiological, and anatomopathological diagnoses in acute appendicitis and surveillance during non-operative management are highlighted in this case. Reports of appendicular tumors are increasing, and this scenario can be avoided if risk factors are identified.


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SPERLI, R. C.; SOUZA, N. M. de; LIMA, O. A. R. .; SILVA, J. H. do A. e .; GOMIDE, G. P. M. .; CAMILO, S. M. P. . Appendicular tumor causing appendicitis in a young man: a case report. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 7, p. e56811730308, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i7.30308. Disponível em: Acesso em: 28 feb. 2024.



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