Carcinoid of the appendix during laparoscopic cholecystectomy: unexpected benefits.

M. C. DaSilva, Randy Haluck, R. N. Cooney, K. E. Minnick, Francesca Ruggiero, J. Stanley Smith

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Abstract

Carcinoid tumors of the midgut arise from the distal duodenum, jejunum, ileum, appendix, ascending and right transverse colon. The appendix and terminal ileum are the most common location. The majority of carcinoid tumors originate from neuroendocrine cells along the gastrointestinal tract, but they are also found in the lung, ovary, and biliary tracts. We report the first case of elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in which we found a suspicious lesion at the tip of the appendix and proceeded to perform a laparoscopic appendectomy. The lesion revealed a carcinoid tumor of the appendix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)83-86
Number of pages4
JournalJSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons / Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
Volume3
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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