Neuroendocrine Tumour of the Appendix: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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R. A. Vhriterhire
J. A. Ngbea
B. A. Ojo
B. Ugbaje
B. A. Eke

Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumour of the appendix is a rare neoplasm discovered only incidentally. We hereby report an occurrence of this tumour in the appendix of a 27 years old female. There was an initial diagnosis of acute appendicitis based on a few days history of right abdominal quadrant pain, anorexia, vomiting and low-grade fever. The vermiform appendix obtained after an emergency appendectomy was large and had a firm yellowish mass, 1.6 cm in diameter. Histology revealed an appendiceal neuroendocrine tumour that had involved the mucosa, submucosa and part of the muscularis propria.

Keywords:
Neuroendocrine tumour, carcinoid tumour, appendix, acute appendicitis.

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Vhriterhire, R. A., Ngbea, J. A., Ojo, B. A., Ugbaje, B., & Eke, B. A. (2017). Neuroendocrine Tumour of the Appendix: A Case Report and Review of Literature. International Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Case Reports, 8(3), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.9734/IJMPCR/2016/31523
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Case Report