Carcinoid tumor of appendix; retrospective review of 1800 appendectomy patients
Orhan Yağmurkaya 1 * , Enis Dikicier 1, Güner Çakmak 1, Hakan Demir 1, Necattin Fırat 1, Recayi Çapoğlu 1, Yener Uzunoğlu 1, Fatih Altıntoprak 1
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1 Sakarya Teaching and Research Hospital, Department of General Surgery, Turkey
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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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EUR J GEN MED, 2016 - Volume 13 Issue 4, pp. 109-111

Publication date: 03 Dec 2016

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