Diverticulosis of vermiform appendix: Incidence and report of 6 cases

Tadashi Terada


Appendiceal diverticulosis (AD) is a rare condition. The author reviewed 675 archival pathologic consecutive appendectomies in his institution in the last 12 years. As the results, 6 cases of AD were found. Thus, the incidence of AD was 0.8% of all appendectomies. The AD was seen characteristically in middle aged parsons; in this series, 37-year-old (y) female (F), 42y male (M), 44y F, 56y M, 57y F, and 59y M, with the median of age of 50y, range of 37-59y, and M:F ratio of 3:3. The clinical presentation of the six cases are the same as other appendectomies. The histological features were described.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crcp.v4n1p18


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