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Cirugía y cirujanos

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REYNOSO-SALDANA, Donovan; REYNOSO-GONZALEZ, Ricardo; JIMENEZ-GAMAS, Gregorio J.  and  VALENCIA-MARTINEZ, Jesús G.. Carcinoid tumor of the appendix with clinical picture of acute appendicitis, urgently operated on by laparoscopic appendectomy. Presentation of clinical case. Cir. cir. [online]. 2022, vol.90, n.1, pp.120-123.  Epub Feb 14, 2022. ISSN 2444-054X.

Cecal appendix tumors are extremely rare (less than 0.5%), with carcinoid tumors being described as the most common type of appendix tumor. A case of a 32-year-old male patient is reported, with no significant pathological history, with acute abdomen data. Laparoscopic appendectomy was decided, presenting findings of an appendicular inflammatory process, resulting in a neuroendocrine tumor histopathology report. Despite the fact that appendix neoplasias are rare, appendicitis is a common presentation, hence the importance of conducting histopathology studies on every piece of cecal appendix obtained.

Keywords : Acute abdomen; Acute appendicitis; Carcinoid tumor; Laparoscopy.

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