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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 177-179

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: A rare case


Department of General Surgery, Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

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Dr. Koilakonda Ajay Kumar
Department of General Surgery, Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjhs.mjhs_24_21

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Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis (XA) is a rare type of presentation of acute appendicitis. Only few cases of XA have been reported in the literature so far. Occurrence of xanthogranulomatous inflammation is rare in the appendix even though it is more common in the gallbladder and kidney. We report a case of 35-year-old male who presented with typical signs of acute appendicitis and needed an immediate laparotomy. Histopathological examination revealed the diagnosis of XA. Although the condition is rare, because of curability unlike the malignancy which requires extensive surgery, it should be considered in differential diagnosis while encountered with appendicular mass lesions.


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