Carcinoid tumour of appendixCarcinoid tumour of appendix
Keywords:Carcinoid tumor, Appendix, Appendicectomy
Carcinoid tumors are quite common neoplasm of the appendix. The clinical presentation of these lesions somewhat corelates to that of acute appendicitis, or the tumors are asymptomatic. The carcinoids are commonly found incidentally during histopathological examination of the resected appendix following appendectomy or other abdominal procedures. Appendiceal carcinoids usually behave as benign tumors and appendicectomy alone is a sufficient treatment in the majority of cases, while for larger lesions (lesions at the base of the appendix), right colectomy should be performed. The prognosis of patients with local appendiceal carcinoids is excellent. The present study reports the case of a 49-years-old male patient that presented with recurrent abdominal pain of 6 weeks duration. The patient underwent successful appendectomy and recovered four days later. Subsequently, an appendiceal carcinoid tumor located at the tip of the appendix was diagnosed by histopathological examination. Follow-up examination one year after surgery revealed that the patient was well with no discomfort.
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