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Revised: 26 January 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Myxoglobulosis appendix
Cite this page: Myxoglobulosis. website. Accessed May 21st, 2018.
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
  • IGlobules composed of faintly eosinophilic laminated mucin surrounding an amorphous core
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Alcian blue staining of globules