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Publication Name World Journal of Clinical Cases
Manuscript ID 93149
Country Italy
Category Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Manuscript Type Letter to the Editor
Article Title When the vermiform appendix resembles a polyp: Be cautious of an intussuscepted appendix polypectomy
Manuscript Source Invited Manuscript
All Author List Raffaele Pellegrino and Antonietta Gerarda Gravina
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Corresponding Author Antonietta Gerarda Gravina, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Hepatogastroenterology, Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Via L. de Crecchio, Naples 80138, Italy. antoniettagerarda.gravina@unicampania.it
Key Words Appendiceal Intussusception; Colorectal cancer; Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer; Digestive Endoscopy; Abdominal Pain; Bloody stools; Diarrhoea
Core Tip This editorial examines a recently published case report detailing a unique instance of type IV appendiceal intussusception complicated by mucinous adenocarcinoma of the cecum in a twenty-year-old individual. The report emphasizes diagnostic challenges, particularly in distinguishing appendiceal intussusception from polyps, and underscores the necessity for endoscopic expertise to guide appropriate interventions. Furthermore, it discusses the rarity of concurrent occurrences of intussuscepted appendix and mucinous caecal cancer, highlighting the importance of considering malignancy in such cases. The editorial also addresses the increasing incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer, advocating for a reassessment of diagnostic approaches in light of evolving epidemiological trends.
Citation Pellegrino R, Gravina AG. When the vermiform appendix resembles a polyp: Be cautious of an intussuscepted appendix polypectomy. World J Clin Cases 2024; In press
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ISSN 2307-8960 (online)
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