A CASE OF APPENDIX CARCINOID IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT. A SUBTILE CLINICAL PRESENTATION

  • E. Bindi Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.
  • R. Angotti Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.
  • A.L. Bulotta Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.
  • M. Sica Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.
  • E. Cerchia Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.
  • F. Molinaro Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.
  • M. Messina | mario.messina@unisi.it Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine, University of Siena, Italy.

Abstract

The appendix carcinoid, although rare (with an incidence of 0,08%), is the more frequent gastrointestinal tumor in children and teen. In most cases these tumors cannot be diagnosed or they can be incidentally found during a surgical exploration for acute abdomen. Only in few cases there are symptoms of a carcinoid’s syndrome (flushing, diarrhea and wheezing). In this work we present the manegement of a patient with an appendix carcinoid revealed during an appendicectomy performed for a peritonitis caused by a perforated appendicitis, underlining the importance of diagnosis and long term follow-up.

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2014-12-31
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Bindi, E., Angotti, R., Bulotta, A., Sica, M., Cerchia, E., Molinaro, F., & Messina, M. (2014). A CASE OF APPENDIX CARCINOID IN A PEDIATRIC PATIENT. A SUBTILE CLINICAL PRESENTATION. Journal of the Siena Academy of Sciences, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/jsas.2014.5886