Co-existence of idiopathic cecal ulcer and incidental appendix carcinoid tumor


İNCE V. , BARUT B. , KARAKAŞ S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, cilt.32, ss.285-286, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/ucd.2015.2861
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.285-286

Özet

Idiopathic cecal ulcer or solitary cecal ulcer is a rare entity that can only be diagnosed by histopathological evaluation. Generally, it is diagnosed by histolopathological evaluation of biopsy specimens obtained by colonoscopy that is performed for lower gastrointestinal bleeding. It can also be diagnosed after surgical resection performed for acute abdomen or cecal mass mimicking malignancy. Cecal carcinoid tumor is a rare cause of this condition; however, coexistence of cecal ulcer and appendix carcinoid tumor has not been previously reported. In this case, we present a 73-year-old woman who clinically presented as acute appendicitis with cecal wall thickening, underwent right hemicolectomy and was subsequently diagnosed with cecal ulcer, serosal abscess and coexisting appendix carcinoid tumor.