Cite this page: Intussusception. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/appendixintussusception.html. Accessed October 22nd, 2016.
Definition / General
- Due to invagination of entire appendix or only base into cecal lumen
- Often women, mean 46 years old (range 37-70 years)
- Often due to lymphoid hyperplasia, endometriosis or adenoma
- May be associated with adenovirus infection or appendicitis (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1990;114:106, Hum Pathol 1981;12:193), endometriosis or adenoma (Arch Pathol Lab Med 1992;116:960)
- Inverted appendix