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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 120-121

Xanthogranulomatous appendicitis: Entity of surprise


Department of Pathology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, Bankura, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anindya Adhikari
Vil-Basudevpur, P.O-Banipur, P.S-Sankrail, Howrah - 711 304, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/amhs.amhs_43_18

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Xanthogranulomatous inflammation is a special type of inflammatory process with unknown etiology. Commonly involved organs are gallbladder and kidney. So far, only a negligible number of cases of xanthogranulomatous appendicitis (XA) have been reported in different literatures. Herein, we report a case of XA in a 49-year-old female patient, who presented with recurrent right iliac fossa pain. Clinically, appendicitis was diagnosed and appendectomy was performed. Histopathological examination revealed it as a case of XA. No other form of treatment was given and the patient is doing well 1 month postoperatively.


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