Appendix
Appendicitis
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation


Topic Completed: 01 August 2012

Revised: 22 January 2019

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Definition / general
  • Considered an unusual healing pattern of appendicitis
  • May represent chronic or prolonged inflammatory process
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Prominent histiocytes with clusters of xanthoma-type cells
Case reports
Differential diagnosis
  • Malakoplakia, Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare infection, Whipple's disease, rarely Crohn’s disease