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Mesoappendiceal and periappendiceal lesions.
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PMID:  21227597     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Lesions of the mesoappendix are rare. The majority are benign and incidental pathologic findings. They rarely present clinically or radiologically. A spectrum of infectious, tumor-like, and neoplastic lesions can involve the mesoappendix and the periappendiceal tissue. Pathologists usually pay little attention to the gross examination of the mesoappendix in appendectomy specimens in comparison to the appendix itself. This could lead to a missed opportunity to identify mesoappendiceal lesions, despite being rare, but some are clinically important for the patient's management. Pathologists should perform careful gross examination and sectioning of the mesoappendix. A retrospective review study of 4371 appendectomy specimens over four years showed eight cases (0.18%) with a variety of mesoappendiceal and periappendiceal lesions. Most (five cases) were benign incidental pathologic findings (lymph nodes with reactive follicular hyperplasia, ectopic decidua, infarcted epiploica and peritoneal cyst), one case was a rare occurrence (inflammatory fibroid tumor), and few others (two cases) were clinically important findings (tuberculosis and schistosomiasis). They were more commonly found in young adult males with a male to female ratio of 7:1.
Badr Abdullgaffar; Tasnim Keloth
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-1-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pathology, research and practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1618-0631     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-1-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806109     Medline TA:  Pathol Res Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Histopathology Department, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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