Cengiz Koçak1, Akile Zengin2, İbrahim Girgin3, Fatma Ferda Kartufan4, Mehmet Hüseyin Metineren1

1Department of Pathology, Dumlupınar University Faculty of Medicine, Kütahya, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Dumlupınar University Faculty of Medicine, Kütahya, Turkey
3Clinic of General Surgery, Gediz State Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey
4Clinic of Anesthesiology, Gediz State Hospital, Kütahya, Turkey


Myxoglobulosis is a specific type of mucocele consisting of mucoid material. It is characterized by opaque, transparent globules that resemble “fish eggs” or “frogspawns”. It is generally diagnosed incidentally during an appendectomy or an autopsy. In this paper, we aim to present the case of a 58-year-old male patient who was referred to our hospital because of abdominal pain and loss of appetite. The patient underwent an appendectomy. Opaque intraluminal globules were found in the appendectomy material. The globules resembled pearls and they were 2–3 mm in diameter. After histopathological examinations, the patient was diagnosed with myxoglobulosis accompanied with acute appendicitis. According to our research, this is the first case of myxoglobulosis in our country.

Keywords: Acute appendicitis, myxoglobulosis, appendectomy

Cite this paper as: Koçak C, Zengin A, Girgin İ, Kartufan FF, Metineren MH. Myxoglobulosis in the appendix. Turk J Surg 2017; 33: 308-310.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - C.K., I.G., F.F.K.; Design - A.Z., M.H.M.; Supervision - I.G.; Funding - A.Z.; Materials - M.H.M.; Data Collection and/or Processing - I.G.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - M.H.M.; Literature Review - C.K., A.Z., F.F.K.; Writer - A.Z.; Critical Review - C.K., F.F.K.

Conflict of Interest

No conflict of interest was declared by the authors.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.