Two concurrent appendiceal neoplasms in an elderly patient -
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Acute appendicitis, one of the commonest surgical diagnoses, is rare and more complex presentation in the elderly. Physicians must consider atypical causes appendicitis in this population, which could affect the management of the patient.

Case Report:
An elderly female presented with a two-day history of lower abdominal pain, associated with low-grade fevers and chills. Studies showed leukocytosis and computed tomography (CT) findings consistent with appendicitis. She underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. Intra-operatively, the Appendix had an unusual appearance, so a frozen-section was obtained, suggestive of a mucinous neoplasm with grossly clear margins. Despite the possibility that she may require a more extensive cancer operation pending the final Pathology results, the decision was made to complete the operation at this stage, and return at a later date if needed, after completing the patient's work-up with a colonoscopy to rule out any synchronous colonic lesions that could alter her surgical management. Final Pathology revealed both a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm, as well as a tip carcinoid tumor, both of which were adequately treated with appendectomy alone...

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