Other nonneoplastic disease

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 15 September 2019

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PubMed Search: Myxoglobulosis appendix

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Definition / general
  • 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
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Mucin and globules

Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Intraluminal mucinous and pearl-like globules, which may calcify
  • Globules composed of faintly eosinophilic laminated mucin surrounding an amorphous core
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Alcian blue staining of globules

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