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Carcinoid tumor of appendix; retrospective review of 1800 appendectomy patients
 
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Sakarya Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Turkey
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Orhan Yağmurkaya   

Sakarya Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Turkey Address: Arabacıalanı. mah 566 sk. No: 1, A blok A giriş d1 Serdivan Sakarya Phone: +90 506 2537315.
Publication date: 2016-12-03
 
Eur J Gen Med 2016;13(4):109–111
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Malignant tumors of the appendix are rare and the histopathological diagnosis can often be made in the postoperative period. The clinical records of 1800 patients who underwent surgery in emergency conditions with a preliminary diagnosis of acute appendicitis were reviewed retrospectively. Carcinoid tumor was detected in 7 patients (0.38%) on histopathological examination. Of these patients, 4 were male (57.1%), 3 were female (42.9) and the mean age was found to be 36 (22-49). Appendiceal carcinoid tumors are tumors with a good prognosis. Even though their prognosis is good, close monitoring of the patients is recommended due to the likelihood of the detection of a proportion (13-33%) of synchronous and/or metachronous colorectal cancer in the literature.
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