Surgery: Current Research

ISSN - 2161-1076


Primary Adenocarcinoma of the Appendix Mimicking Appendicitis: A Case Report

Mohammed Rashid and Alice Barnes

The authors present an unusual case of a 55 year old man who presented with right sided abdominal pain for which he underwent a CT scan. This showed a perforated appendix and he was initially treated in the outpatient setting, before having an appendicectomy, the histology of which showed adenocarcinoma of the appendix. He underwent a right hemicolectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy. He has remained well from his carcinoma point of view, but unfortunately experienced serious side effects from his chemotherapy regime.