THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIVERTICULA AND LOW-GRADE MUCINOUS NEOPLASM OF THE APPENDIX. DOES THE DIVERTICULUM PLAY A ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERIAPPENDICULAR MUCIN DEPOSITION OR PSEUDOMYXOMA PERITONEI?


Pasaoglu E., Leblebici C., Okcu O., Boyaci C., Dursun N., Yardimci A. H. , ...More

POLISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, vol.67, no.4, pp.376-383, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5114/pjp.2016.62829
  • Journal Name: POLISH JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.376-383
  • Keywords: low-grade mucinous neoplasm, appendix, diverticulum, VERMIFORM APPENDIX, TUMORS

Abstract

Prevalences of diverticulum and low-grade mucinous neoplasm (LGMN) were reported as 0.04-2% and less than 1% in the appendix. In this study, the frequency of diverticulum in LGMN cases, the relationship between diverticula and periappendicular mucin, and the possible role of diverticula in pseudomyxoma peritonei pathogenesis were researched.