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Appendiceal mucocele is a rare disease which results from an accumulation of mucus in the lumen of the appendix, leading to distension and obstruction of the lumen. Clinical diagnosis is often delayed, as the presenting symptoms are usually non-specific. Even with the use of imaging, preoperative diagnosis is difficult. The treatment is surgical, with the extent determined by the surgical specimen. Definitive diagnosis is by histopathology. Our case report presents a rare case of appendiceal mucocele originally captured by ultrasound. The aim of this paper is to further understand the clinical presentation, discuss key ultrasound findings, and examine the proper treatment of this rare disease. This case report can aid radiologists, primary care physicians, and surgeons in the accurate diagnosis and early intervention to prevent the devastating consequence of pseudomyxoma peritonei.

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