Cancers of the Appendix: Review of the Literatures

  title={Cancers of the Appendix: Review of the Literatures},
  author={Carl Ruoff and Louay Hanna and Wanqing Zhi and Ghulamullah Shahzad and Vladimir K. Gotlieb and Muhammad Wasif Saif},
  booktitle={ISRN oncology},
Cancers of the appendix are rare. Most of them are found accidentally on appendectomies performed for appendicitis. When reviewed, majority of the tumors were carcinoid, adenoma, and lymphoma. Adenocarcinomas of appendix are only 0.08% of all cancers and the treatment remains controversial. Here we are reporting a 46-year-old male presented with symptoms of appendicitis, diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the appendix. The patient was treated with appendectomy and refused further surgical… CONTINUE READING


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