Neuroendocrine tumours (carcinoids) of the appendix.

Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) of the appendix (formerly 'carcinoids') are rare and are usually detected incidentally after appendectomy. Histopathologically they derive from a subepithelial cell population, which is different from NETs in other sites. They are preferentially located at the tip of the appendix. Tumours <1 cm hardly ever metastasize and are… (More)

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