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Vnitr Lek. 2009 Nov;55(11):1051-5.

[Neuroendocrine tumours of the appendix].

[Article in Czech]

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Ambulance pro neuroendokrinní nádory IV. interní kliniky 1. lékarské fakulty UKa VFN Praha.


According to WHO, neuroendocrine tumors of the appendix (appendiceal carcinoids) are defined as 1. well-differentiated endocrine tumors with benign or uncertain behavior, 2. well-differentiated endocrine carcinoma and 3. goblet cell carcinoma. These tumors are usually diagnosed incidentally during appendectomy. Carcinoid syndrome is rare in appendiceal carcinoid. Tumor size greater than 2 cm is the most important parameter for prognosis. Most patients are cured by appendectomy (appendiceal tumors < or = 2 cm), tumors with a diameter > 2 cm should be managed by right hemicolectomy.

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