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Appendix

Myxoglobulosis


Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D., (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 October 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Descriptive term for rare variant of mucocele causing appendiceal dilation due to nonspecific increased intraluminal pressure
● Presents either as acute abdomen or as incidental finding at laparotomy or autopsy

Case reports
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● 32 year old man (Am J Surg Pathol 1988;12:962)
● 37 year old woman (Ann Diagn Pathol 2006;10:166)
● 45 year old man (Case Report Med 2010;2010)

Clinical images
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Mucin and globules

Micro description
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● Intraluminal mucinous and pearl-like globules, which may calcify
● Globules composed of faintly eosinophilic laminated mucin surrounding an amorphous core

Micro images
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Alcian blue staining of globules

End of Appendix > Myxoglobulosis


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