Carcinoid or neuroendocrine tumor are the most common primary neoplasm encompassing for nearly 50% of the appendiceal tumors. Usually they are asymptomatic, however some patients may even present with acute appendicitis. These tumorsare discovered either incidentally during laparotomy or appendectomy done for treatment of patients with acute appendicitis. Surgical resection remains the mainstay in management of carcinoid tumor of appendix. Tumors which are less than 1 cm in size can be managed by appendectomy alone as they rarely metastasize. However for tumors greater than 2cm in size, there is an increase in the risk of metastasis and such cases are managed by right hemicolectomy. For tumors measuring 1-2 cm in size, the type of surgery will depend upon various factors. In this report we present a case of a 25 year male which underwent surgery for management of acute appendicitis which on histopathological examination was reported as carcinoid tumor.
CARCINOID APPENDIX PRESENTING AS ACUTE APPENDICITIS: A CASE REPORT, Ritesh Kumar, Amit Jangra, Naresh Pal, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MEDICINE : Volume-5 | Issue-5 | July-2020