Goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix accompanied by adenomatous polyp with high-grade dysplasia at the cecum

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Özemir I. A. , Baysal H., Zemheri E., Bilgiç C., Yiğitbaşı R., Alimoğlu O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.34, ss.234-236, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 34
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/ucd.2016.3348
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.234-236


Goblet cell carcinoid tumor of the appendix is an uncommon neoplasia that shares the histological attributes of both adenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumors. Its prognosis has a more aggressive course than the other known carcinoid tumors. Clinical diagnosis of goblet cell carcinoid is seldom made preoperatively. The most common clinical presentation of goblet cell carcinoid tumor is acute appendicitis. In this study, we report a patient on whom right hemicolectomy was performed because of a cacal sessile polyp with high grade dysplasia; goblet cell carcinoid tumor of the appendix was revealed incidentally during microscopic evaluation of the appendectomy specimen. The patient healed uneventfully and no recurrence was observed after the 12-month follow-up period. Careful microscopic examination of the appendectomy specimen is key for the diagnosis of appendiceal tumors such as goblet cell carcinoid, especially in elderly patients.