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Interval appendicitis

Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 October 2012, last major update August 2012
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● Findings associated with previously ruptured/perforated appendix surgically removed 4-8 weeks after antibiotic treatment

Micro description

● Granulomatous inflammation with giant cells, transmural chronic inflammation, scattered lymphoid aggregates, cryptitis with crypt abscess, fibrous adhesions

Differential diagnosis

Crohn’s disease: involvement of other parts of GI tract, different clinical history
Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: prominent histiocytes with clusters of xanthoma cells

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