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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2001;35(3): 256-258.
Myxoglobulosis of the Appendix: A Case Report.
Jong Yup Bae, Jong Woo Kim
Departments of Anatomic Pathology and General Surgery, Kumi Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Kumi 730-040, Korea, jyb2000@chollian.net
ABSTRACT
Myxoglobulosis of the appendix is a rare and peculiar form of appendiceal mucocele. It is characterized by pearl or fish egg-like mucin globules in the lumen. We report a case of myxoglobulosis of the appendix in a 31-year-old man. Myxoglobules are composed of eosinophilic necrotic cell debris and mucin in the central nidus and lamellar structures alternating with necrotic cell debris and mucin in the peripheral zone. A stirring effect produced by vigorous appendiceal peristalsis may contribute to its lamellar growth.
Key Words: Myxoglobulosis; Appendix; Mucocele