Surgical Treatment of Malignant Carcinoid Tumours of the Appendix

M. E. O'Donnell; J. Carson; W. I. H. Garstin


Int J Clin Pract. 2007;61(3):431-437. 

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A 10-year retrospective histopathological review of all appendicectomy specimens was completed in the Antrim Area Hospital Cancer Unit. Clinical records of patients diagnosed with malignant carcinoid-type tumours were then reviewed for data regarding patient demographics, clinical presentation, preoperative investigations and differential diagnoses, as well as operative findings. Benign appendiceal mucoceles were excluded. Pathology reports were examined carefully for tumour type, size, location and for evidence of angiolymphatic or mesoappendiceal extension. A questionnaire was then sent to all patients combined with a follow-up postal survey to each patient's General Practitioner. Statistical analysis was completed using the spss statistical package (Version 12 SPSS®inc. Chicago, USA). A p < 0.05 was considered significant.


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