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Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 October 2012, last major update August 2012
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● 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)

Gross description

● Inverted appendix

End of Appendix > Intussusception

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