Revista Cubana de Cirugía
On-line version ISSN 1561-2945
VAZQUEZ PALANCO, Julio et al. Appendiceal carcinoid tumor. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2008, vol.47, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
The objective of this paper was to make known an interesting case of carcinoid tumor that presented a clinical picture of acute appendicitis.The patient was an eight-year-old boy that underwent appendectomy due to an acute appendicitis. The anatomopathological report confirmed an endocrine cell tumor (argentaffinoma, carcinoid tumor) in the distal third of the organ that infiltrated up to the serosa, and acute suppurative appendicitis. The patient was referred to an oncohematology service for oncospecific treatment. As it is a rare tumor at early ages, and taking into account what a inconsequent behavior may represent for the child, it was decided to present this case to the national and international scientific community. The follow-up of the patients with acute appendicitis and of the conclusions of the histological examination is extremely important considering what an inadequate conduct may represent for the child in a situation like this.
Keywords : Carcinoid tumor; acute appendicitis; appendectomy.