Case Report
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World J Gastroenterol. Aug 14, 2013; 19(30): 5021-5024
Published online Aug 14, 2013. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v19.i30.5021
Figure 1
Figure 1 Preoperative image of the mucocele. A: Computed tomography (CT) (axial image); a tumor was detected (arrows); B: CT (coronal image); a tumor was detected (arrows); C: Colonoscopy; submucosal tumor-like elevations of the appendiceal orifice; D: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (T1-WI, axial image); E: MRI (T2-WI, coronal image).
Figure 2
Figure 2 Macroscopic appearance of the resected specimen. A: Resected specimen contained thin-walled cystic masses; B: Cystic masses contained yellow mucin. Endometriosis was observed around the cyst (circle).
Figure 3
Figure 3 Pathological findings and immunohistochemical staining. A: Appendiceal mucosa was observed on the cyst wall; B: Estrogen receptor; C, D: Obstructive lesion of the appendiceal lumen. Endometriosis and smooth muscle hypertrophy were observed in the muscle layer (hematoxylin/eosin staining, C: × 20; D: × 100).