Appendix

Authors: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 August 2015, last major update October 2012

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Table of contents


General: Primary referencesnormal anatomyabsent appendixcystic fibrosisdiverticulosisduplicationendometriosisinverted appendixinverted appendiceal stumpintussusceptionlymphoid hyperplasiamyxoglobulosisnecrotizing arteritis

Appendicitis: acuteadenoviruschronicCMVCrohn diseaseEnterobiuseosinophilicgranulomatousinfectious mononucleosisintervalmalakoplakiameaslesperiappendicitisSchistosomaStrongyloidesulcerative colitisxanthogranulomatousYersinia

Benign tumors: adenoma (noncystic)fibrous obliteration/neuromagranular cell tumorhyperplastic polyp / mucinous hyperplasiamucinous cystadenomamucoceleneurofibromasessile serrated polypsimple mucocele

Carcinoma: adenocarcinomacoexisting appendiceal and ovarian neoplasmsmetastases to appendixmucinous cystadenocarcinomapseudomyxoma peritoneisignet ring cell adenocarcinomasmall cell carcinoma

Other tumors: carcinoidgastrointestinal stromal tumorsgoblet cell carcinoidL-cell carcinoidlymphoma/leukemia

Miscellaneous: staginggrossingfeatures to report


Alphabetical table of contents

A-E: absent appendixacute appendicitisadenocarcinomaadenoma (noncystic)adenoviruscarcinoidchronic appendicitisCMVcoexisting appendiceal and ovarian neoplasmsCrohn diseasecystic fibrosisdiverticulosisduplicationendometriosisEnterobiuseosinophilic appendicitis

F-N: features to reportfibrous obliteration/neuromagastrointestinal stromal tumorsgoblet cell carcinoidgranular cell tumorgranulomatous appendicitisgrossinghyperplastic polyp/mucinous hyperplasiainfectious mononucleosisinterval appendicitisinverted appendixinverted appendiceal stumpintussusceptionL-cell carcinoidlymphoid hyperplasialymphoma/leukemiamalakoplakiameaslesmetastases to appendixmucinous cystadenocarcinomamucinous cystadenomamucocelemyxoglobulosisnecrotizing arteritis

O-Z: neurofibromanormal anatomyperiappendicitisprimary referencespseudomyxoma peritoneiSchistosomasessile serrated polypsignet ring cell adenocarcinomasimple mucocelesmall cell carcinomastagingStrongyloidesulcerative colitisxanthogranulomatous appendicitisYersinia


Primary references
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AJCC Cancer Staging Manual (7th ed)
American Journal of Clinical Pathology
American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Human Pathology
Modern Pathology



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