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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 208-210

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: A rare histopathological entity

1 Department of Surgery, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India
2 Department of Pathology, JNIMS, Imphal, Manipur, India

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Angelica Laiphrakpam
Regional Institute of Medical Sciences Doctors Colony, Quarters No. v/4, Lamphelpat - 795 004, Imphal, Manipur
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DOI: 10.4103/jms.jms_16_17

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Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a chronic inflammatory process most commonly described in the kidney and gallbladder. There are few reports in literature of this process occurring in the vermiform appendix. In this case, a 36-year-old male patient presented with typical signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis necessitating an emergency appendectomy. Histopathological examination revealed typical features of xanthogranulomatous inflammation in the appendix. We report this case in view of the rarity of its occurrence.

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