Incidental Appendiceal Carcinoids: A Rare Case at an Uncommon Site

  • Sujan Sharma Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel
  • Ramesh Makaju Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel
  • Nripesh Rajbhandari Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel
Keywords: young patient, acute appendicitis, carcinoid appendiceal tumor

Abstract

We report a case of 10-year-old female, who was admitted in the surgical department of Dhulikhel Hospital with symptoms of acute appendicitis. The appendectomy was performed. The gross appearance of the appendix was of a slight catarrhal appendicitis, with no sign of a tumor, but the tip of the appendix was perforated. The histopathological examination revealed a carcinoid tumor on the tip of the appendix. No vascular or perineural invasion was seen. Conclusions: The appendectomy is enough for carcinoid tumors of the tip of the appendix, of small sizes, without vascular or perineural invasion.

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Author Biographies

Sujan Sharma, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel
Department of Pathology
Ramesh Makaju, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel
Department of Pathology
Nripesh Rajbhandari, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel

Department of Surgery

Published
2015-10-02
How to Cite
Sharma, S., Makaju, R., & Rajbhandari, N. (2015). Incidental Appendiceal Carcinoids: A Rare Case at an Uncommon Site. Annals of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 1(2), 44-45. https://doi.org/10.3126/acclm.v1i2.13343
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Case Reports