Polyarteritis nodosa of the appendix

Case report


Ansar A. Khan 1, A. Parihar 2, J. Geortz 3

1-Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine AMU., Aligarh, India. Parihar, 2-Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi,S.P.L.A.J. 3-Pathologist, Ministry of Health, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 7, No. 2. July 1984:215-217


A 21 years old Libyan girl presented herself with the symptoms and signs indicative of a liver abscess. The incidentally removed appendix after an exploratory Iaparatomy lead to the diagnosis of Polyarteritis nodosa. The involvement of the appendix in the early phase of this disease, is a rarity, which has prompted us to report this case.

Keywords: Polyarteritis nodosa of the appendix