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					The Appendix
Appendix

   A vestigial organ in the human
   Contains prominent lymphoid tissue,
    particularly in the young
Appendicitis

   Acute inflamation
   Young people
   Relatively rare in
    tropics
   Probably
    associated with
    lumenal obstruction
Appendiceal tumours

 Carcinoid tumour
 Mucinous cystadenoma
 Mucinous cystadenocarcinomas
The mucinous tumours are similar to
  ovarian lesions. Malignant ones can
  spread to cause extensive peritoneal
  mucinous deposits (“pseudomyxoma
  peritonei”)

				
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