Appendiceal Tumors

  • Stephanie L. Reid
  • Robert H. Riddell
Part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology book series (AAP)


Tumors occurring in the appendix have historically been regarded as similar to those in the large bowel, and the same terminology has been applied to both. Clinicians are familiar with many of these terms, and to some extent the morphologic characteristics have some similarities. However, studies from the literature, review, texts, and personal experience have shown that the majority of appendiceal neoplasms differ from the large bowel counterparts in their pathology, molecular pathogenesis, and behavior.


Appendix Mucocele Serrated Low-grade appendiceal neoplasm Mucinous Adenocarcinoma Signet ring cell Goblet cell carcinoid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie L. Reid
    • 1
  • Robert H. Riddell
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Discipline of Laboratory MedicineHealth Sciences Centre, Memorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada
  2. 2.Department of LaboratoryMedicine and Pathobiology University of TorontoTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Pathology and Laboratory MedicineMount Sinai HospitalTorontoCanada

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