Interval appendicitis

Topic Completed: 1 August 2012

Minor changes: 8 February 2021

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Definition / general
  • Findings associated with previously ruptured / perforated appendix surgically removed 4-8 weeks after antibiotic treatment
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Granulomatous inflammation with giant cells, transmural chronic inflammation, scattered lymphoid aggregates, cryptitis with crypt abscess, fibrous adhesions
Differential diagnosis
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