Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Case reports | Clinical images | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
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Definition / general
- Descriptive term for rare variant of mucocele causing appendiceal dilation due to nonspecific increased intraluminal pressure
- Presents either as acute abdomen or as incidental finding at laparotomy or autopsy
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Intraluminal mucinous and pearl-like globules, which may calcify
- IGlobules composed of faintly eosinophilic laminated mucin surrounding an amorphous core