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Mucocele of the Appendix


  • A gross or clinical descriptive term for dilation of the appendiceal lumen by mucus

Diagnostic Criteria


  • Pai RK, Longacre TA. Appendiceal mucinous tumors and pseudomyxoma peritonei: histologic features, diagnostic problems, and proposed classification. Adv Anat Pathol. 2005 Nov;12(6):291-311.
Teri A Longacre MD
Robert V Rouse MD
Department of Pathology
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford CA 94305-5342

Original posting/updates : 10/7/10


Appendiceal Epithelial Neoplasms and Proliferations

Clinical / Descriptive Terms

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