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Pol J Pathol. 2012 Dec;63(4):294-7.

Goblet cell carcinoid of the vermiform appendix - a case report.

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Department of Pathology, Medical Centre for Postgraduate Education, Warsaw, Poland. konrad.ptaszynski@cmkp.edu.pl

Abstract

Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) is a rare neuroendocrine tumor of the vermiform appendix with uncertain clinical behavior. It was first described by Gagné and Subbuswamy in 1969 and 1974, respectively. The tumor occurs almost exclusively in the vermiform appendix. We present a case of a 60-year-old female, who was referred to the Bielanski Hospital with signs and symptoms of acute appendicitis. Microscopic examination of the appendix showed features of acute appendicitis, however scattered groups of cells with clear cytoplasm as well as strands of single cells with no evidence of atypia were seen. The patient underwent a right hemicolectomy due to the diagnosis of GCC.

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