Carcinoid tumors of the appendix detected at laparoscopy for gynecologic indications

Debra S. Heller, Harry Reich, Jay Rosenberg, Jody Blanco

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Study Objective. To evaluate the significance of the abnormal-appearing appendix during gynecologic laparoscopy. Design. Retrospective study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). Setting. University-affiliated hospital. Patients. One hundred sixty-six women. Interventions. Laparoscopic appendectomy. Measurements and Main Results. Five of 166 appendixes removed for abnormal appearance contained a carcinoid tumor. At least one patient was a candidate for additional resection. Conclusion. It is important for gynecologists to be aware of the possibility of a carcinoid tumor of the appendix, particularly if an abnormality is seen at the time of surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-306
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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