MRIMS Journal of Health Sciences

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

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: A rare case


Koilakonda Ajay Kumar, Harshitha Kavali, Jaladi Iswarya, P Kameshwari Prasad 
 Department of General Surgery, Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Koilakonda Ajay Kumar
Department of General Surgery, Mallareddy Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, Telangana
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Kumar KA, Kavali H, Iswarya J, Prasad P K. Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: A rare case.MRIMS J Health Sci 2021;9:177-179


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Kumar KA, Kavali H, Iswarya J, Prasad P K. Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: A rare case. MRIMS J Health Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 24 ];9:177-179
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