APPENDECTOMY

UNUSUAL INCIDENTAL HISTOPATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN APPENDECTOMY SPECIMENS

  • Nazeer Ahmed Pathan Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute of Medical Sciences Gambat, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Abdul Aziz Shaikh Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.
  • Manzoor Ali Shaikh Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute of Medical Sciences Gambat, Sindh, Pakistan.
Keywords: Appendectomy, Histopathology, Adenocarcinoma, Endometriosis, Crohn`s Disease

Abstract

Objectives: Investigating unusual incidental findings in appendectomy
specimens by histopathological examination. Study Design: Observational study. Place &
Duration: Department of Pathology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences from
January 2014 to March 2016. Subjects & Methods: 300 appendectomy specimens were
investigated. Biodata of patients on Pathological proforma and specimens was noted. 3- 5 μ
tissue sections of appendectomy were stained with H & Eosin stain for microscopy. Data was
analyzed on SPSS version 22.0 (USA) at 95% CI (P ≤ 0.05). Results: Male to female ratio
was 3.61:1 (P=0.0001). Mean (± SD) age was 19.5±5.7 years. Acute appendicitis was noted
in 57.66% of specimens. Unusual histopathological findings noted were adenocarcinoma,
endometriosis, Crohn`s disease, carcinoid tumors and Enterobius vermicularis. Conclusion:
Unusual incidental findings emphasize the importance of histopathological examination of
appendectomy specimen for proper diagnosis and timely intervention.

Author Biographies

Nazeer Ahmed Pathan, Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute of Medical Sciences Gambat, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, M.Phil
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology

Abdul Aziz Shaikh, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology

Manzoor Ali Shaikh, Pir Abdul Qadir Shah Jeelani Institute of Medical Sciences Gambat, Sindh, Pakistan.

MBBS, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology

Published
2018-09-10