Inverted appendix

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

Revised: 26 January 2016, last major update August 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2016,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Inverted appendix
Cite this page: Inverted appendix. website. Accessed May 21st, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Appendix is inverted into cecum and appears as a polyp
  • Congenital or due to intussusception
Clinical images

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Gross description
  • Resembles cecal polyp
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Normal mucosa with numerous lymphoid follicles