Table 1

Numbers of unexpected findings from appendicectomy specimens

Number of Cases

Diagnosis

Macroscopic

Microscopic

Total


Parasites

Enterobius

0

10(10)

10(10)

Schistosoma

0

1(1)

1(1)

Endometriosis

0

3

3

Crohn's disease

0

6(3)

6(3)

Benign Tumours

Hyperplastic polyp

0

4

4

Cystadenoma

0

6(2)

6(2)

Carcinoid

2(2)

11(3)

13(5)

Malignancy

Primary adenocarcinoma

0

2(2)

2(2)

Secondary adenocarcinoma

0

1(1)

1(1)

Total

2(2)

44(22)

46(24)


Figures in brackets are those deemed "clinically significant".

Jones et al. BMC Surgery 2007 7:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-7-17

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