June 1979

Porcelain AppendixA Calcified Mucocele Fractures to Produce an Acute Abdomen

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina and Roper Hospital, Charleston.

Arch Surg. 1979;114(6):736-737. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1979.01370300090018

• Mucocele of the appendix is rare and occasionally is accompanied by calcification. In a recent case, an eggshell-thin calcified mucocele fractured to produce an acute abdomen. This situation was not found in a review of the literature. A brief summary of the properties of mucocele is presented.

(Arch Surg 114:736-737, 1979)