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Monday 29 December 2003

Adj. appendiceal (or vermiform appendix; also cecal [or caecal] appendix; vermix; or vermiform process)


Definition: The appendix is a blind-ended tube connected to the cecum, from which it develops in the embryo. The cecum is a pouchlike structure of the colon, located at the junction of the small and the large intestines.

Digital cases (Digital slides)

- HPC:363 : Normal appendix in a neonate
- HPC:388 : Normal appendix

Pathology : appendiceal pathology

- appendiceal anomalies

  • appendiceal inflammation (Appendicitis)
    • acute appendicitis
    • chronic appendicitis
    • granulomatous appendicitis

- appendiceal diseases
- appendiceal tumors


- Misdraji J, Graeme-Cook FM. Miscellaneous conditions of the appendix. Semin Diagn Pathol. 2004 May;21(2):151-63. PMID: 15807474