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Appendix

Appendicitis

Xanthogranulomatous inflammation


Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 20 October 2012, last major update August 2012
Copyright: (c) 2003-2012, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

General
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● Considered an unusual healing pattern of appendicitis
● May represent chronic or prolonged inflammatory process

Micro description
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● Prominent histiocytes with clusters of xanthoma-type cells

Case reports
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● 37 year old woman with signs of acute appendicitis (Ultrastruct Pathol 2000;24:33)

Differential diagnosis
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● Malakoplakia, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection, Whipple's disease, rarely Crohn’s disease

End of Appendix > Appendicitis > Xanthogranulomatous inflammation


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