Interval appendicitis

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Revised: 20 August 2019

Copyright: (c) 2003-2019,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Interval appendicitis

Page views in 2018: 1,625
Page views in 2019 to date: 1,496
Cite this page: Mansouri J. Interval appendicitis. website. Accessed October 18th, 2019.
Definition / general
  • Findings associated with previously ruptured / perforated appendix surgically removed 4-8 weeks after antibiotic treatment
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomatous inflammation with giant cells, transmural chronic inflammation, scattered lymphoid aggregates, cryptitis with crypt abscess, fibrous adhesions
Differential diagnosis
Back to top