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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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COLLAZO MAURI, Gilberto. Carcinoid tumor of the cecal appendix. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2012, vol.51, n.4, pp.338-342. ISSN 0034-7493.

The carcinoid tumors of the cecal appendix are the most frequent of all appendicular tumors, with no clinical manifestations in general. The general objective of this paper was to present an interesting case of carcinoid tumor found in a 26 years-old woman, whose clinical picture was diagnosed as subacute appendicitis. She was hospitalized and treated with antibiotics with good recovery and discharged 10 days later. She had no abdominal tumors confirmed clinically and echographically at that time. Three months later, the patient was operated on and underwent cecal appendicectomy. The pathological anatomy analysis yielded argentaffinoma in the distal third of the cecal appendix with mucosal infiltration. She was referred to the oncology service to be followed up. She has been free from any complication with good recovery for 10 years. The annual ultrasound and the CT scan show that there is neither regional adenopathy nor hepatic metastasis.

Palabras clave : carcinoid tumor; acute appendicitis; appendicectomy.

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