Case 246

Surgical Pathology Case


  36-year-old male, presented with signs of acute appendicitis. Appendectomy was performed.


  The appendix measures 7.0 cm in length and 1.5 cm in greatest diameter. The serosal surface is hyperemic and edematous with multifocal pale-yellow exudates. Upon serial sectioning through the specimen the lumen is filled with fecal material and the appendiceal wall measures up to 0.6 cm in thickness, without any gross perforation.

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HE, 40

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Source: Department of Pathology, Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Photo: Zenggang Pan

Discussion: Zenggang Pan