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Appendicular carcinoid: Literature review and case report reportreport


Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Open Access
Oscar Cervantes Gutiérrez,1 Ana de la Cajiga León,2 Raul A Cuevas Bustos,3 Sebastian Guadarrama-Sistos Vázquez,3 Ricardo Balanzá López14

Abstract

We present a case report of an appendicular carcinoid tumor in a pediatric patient, as well as a review of current literature. This is a rare pathology, with an incidence of less than 1% in appendectomy specimens. Its diagnosis is mainly histopathological after an appendectomy, but in some cases it may be diagnosed using imaging studies such as CT or MRI. Surgical treatment will depend on the size, histological lineage, and degree of differentiation, among others. Frequent surgical approaches include right radical hemicolectomy or a conservative procedure with simple appendectomy. Metastases are rare but can occur in <15% of cases.

Keywords

appendicular carcinoid, tumor, laparoscopy, appendectomy, appendicular cancer, cancer

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