0
ARTICLE |

Diagnostic Features of Mucocele of the Appendix

ALVIN L. WATNE, M.D.; ERNESTO TREVINO, M.D.
Arch Surg. 1962;84(5):516-524. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1962.01300230032008.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Mucocele of the appendix was recognized by Rokitansky1 in 1842, and was described by Virchow in 1863.2 Feré applied the name "mucocele" in 1877.3 In 1916 Dodge4 found only 142 cases of mucocele reported in the literature, and in 1928 Weaver5 added 26 cases, including 2 of his own. Mucocele of the appendix has remained a relatively infrequent disease, occurring in from 0.2%6 to 1.5%7 of autopsies. Jirka and Scuderi8 found an incidence of 0.23% of mucoceles in appendectomies, as compared to an incidence of only 0.043% in an almost equal number of autopsy specimens, indicating that the symptoms are severe enough to lead to operation in these patients. Latimer9 believed that the symptoms of mucocele are frequently severe enough to cause removal of the appendix, although a preoperative diagnosis was a rarity. He credited Vorhaus10 and Maydl11 with

Topics

Sign In to Access Full Content

Don't have Access?

Register and get free email Table of Contents alerts, saved searches, PowerPoint downloads, CME quizzes, and more

Subscribe for full-text access to content from 1998 forward and a host of useful features

Activate your current subscription (AMA members and current subscribers)

Purchase Online Access to this article for 24 hours

First Page Preview

View Large
/>
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
NOTE:
Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Sign In to Access Full Content

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();