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Chirurgia 2008 June;21(3):173-4

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Appendiceal intussusception secondary to extensive benign lymphoid hyperplasia of cecum-appendix in a child. Report of a case

Christianakis E. 1, Horti M. 2, Pitiakoudis M. 3, Filippou D. 4

1 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Pendelis Childrens Hospital Palea Penteli, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Pathology, Sismanoglion General Hospital Athens Greece
3 Department of Surgery, Democrition University of Thrace Alexandroupoli, Greece
4 Department of Anatomy, Nursing Faculty, University of Athens Athens, Greece


Benign lymphoid hyperplasia is the increased collection of lymphoid tissue within the bowel wall which usually located in the terminal ileum and cecum. Intussusception is a common cause of acute abdomen in infancy. We present a very rare case of extensive benign lymphoid hyperplasia of the appendix-cecum area presented as appendiceal intussusception secondary in a three and a half year old male child.

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