Appendiceal carcinoid at a large tertiary center: Pathologic findings and long-term follow-up evaluation

Ron Shapiro, Shai Eldar, Eran Sadot, Moshe Z. Papa, Douglas B. Zippel

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Abstract

Background: Appendiceal carcinoid tumor is the most common type of primary appendiceal malignant lesion. Nonetheless; it is an exceedingly rare diagnosis; found in only about.3% to.9% of appendectomy specimens. We report the clinical and pathologic characteristics of carcinoids found with long-term follow-up evaluation. Methods: Data of patients who were histologically reported to have carcinoid tumor of the appendix; in a single center; during a 16-year period were collected retrospectively. In addition; patients were contacted for current follow-up information. Results: A total of 44 patients were diagnosed with appendiceal carcinoid during the study period. The median follow-up period for the cohort was 7 years. No evidence of any recurrent disease or other noncarcinoid neoplasm was found. Conclusions: Our data confirm the good prognosis as seen in earlier reports. The long-term significance of having a carcinoid; and whether this poses a risk for future neoplasms; need even longer-term studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)805-808
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgery
Volume201
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appendix
  • Carcinoid
  • Occult tumor
  • Prognosis
  • Synchronous cancer

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