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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 90-95

Histopathological Study of Lesions of the Appendix

Dr. Medha P. Kulkarni1, Dr. (Mrs.) Kalpana Ranjitsingh Sulhyan2, Dr. Shaikhali M. Barodawala3, Dr. Deepika Hanumanprasad Yadav4

1Associate professor, 2Professor and Head, 3Senior Resident, 4Junior Resident,
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Miraj.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Deepika Hanumanprasad Yadav


The human appendix is a supposedly functionless organ, but can cause morbidity & mortality because it is likely to become infected. A two years study was performed to determine the incidence of various non-neoplastic and neoplastic lesions of the appendix. In each case, clinical findings were correlated with histopathological features. Out of 436 appendicectomy specimens, 99.34% were involved by non-neoplastic lesions and 0.66 % by neoplastic lesions. Non- neoplastic lesions included acute appendicitis with/without perforation, chronic appendicitis, worm infestation and fibrous obliteration. Neoplastic lesions included 1 case each of neuroendocrine neoplasm (NET), adenoma & Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Key words: Appendicitis, non-neoplastic, neoplastic.

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