Appendix
Benign tumors
Simple mucocele

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Revised: 23 February 2016, last major update August 2012

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Definition / General
  • Also called obstructed appendix with intraluminal mucin accumulation, retention cyst
  • Usually 5-6 mm
  • Micro Description
  • No neoplastic epithelium despite extensive sampling
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Mucinous cystadenoma: neoplastic epithelium