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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


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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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