Appendix
General
Myxoglobulosis

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

Revised: 26 January 2016, last major update August 2012

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PubMed Search: Myxoglobulosis appendix
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
Case Reports
Clinical Images

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Mucin and globules

Micro Description
  • Intraluminal mucinous and pearl-like globules, which may calcify
  • IGlobules composed of faintly eosinophilic laminated mucin surrounding an amorphous core
Micro Images

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Alcian blue staining of globules