Histopathology Report

• appendicitis

- cause: faecolith, tumour, diverticulum, endometriosis.

- type: acute (transmural/gangrenous/perforation/abscess).

granulomatous. periappendicular.

- obstructed/non-obstructed.

- intact/ruptured.

- mucosal hyperplasia/adenoma/adenocarcinoma.

- pseudomyxoma: localised/generalised/nature of the epithelium present.

Figure 6.2. Appendicectomy specimen.

• carcinoid tumour

- type: classical/goblet cell.

- spread: mesoappendix, appendiceal base.

• adenocarcinoma - see Colorectal carcinoma. In the TNM system, appendix is an anatomical subsite of colorectum.

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