Appendiceal neoplasms are uncommon and found in 1.6 per cent of appendicectomy specimens. Schwannomas arising from the appendix are of significant rarity, with only a few previously-reported cases. In this study, we present the case of a 31-year-old man who underwent a laparoscopic appendicectomy and was found to have an appendiceal schwannoma. In the present study, we review the literature of this rare condition, which serves to highlight the potential for appendiceal neoplasia to occur in a macroscopically-normal appendix. Furthermore, it emphasizes the potential risk of missed appendiceal neoplasia as a sequelae of nonoperative management of suspected appendicitis.
- epiploic appendagitis