Table of ContentsDefinition / General
Cite this page: Periappendicitis. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/appendixperiappendicitis.html. Accessed October 23rd, 2016.
Definition / General
- Acute or chronic inflammation of serosa beyond that seen with surgical manipulation
- Associated with advanced appendicitis and spread of inflammatory process from another site
- Periappendicitis without significant mural or luminal inflammation may indicate other intraabdominal pathology including salpingitis, Meckel’s diverticulitis, Yersiniosis, infectious colitis, colonic neoplasms, peritonitis, urologic processes, abdominal aortic aneurysm