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Appendiceal neoplasms: Suspected findings and reports of 14 cases

 University of Health Sciences, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey

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Hakan Bolukbasi,
University of Health Sciences, Kanuni Sultan Süleyman Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery, Istanbul
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DOI: 10.4103/ijc.IJC_1121_20

Background: Neoplastic lesions of the vermiform appendix are still considered to be rare, some studies suggest that appendix cancer may be on the rise, with an estimated incidence of 0.08–0.1% of all appendiceal specimens. The lifetime incidence of malignant appendiceal tumors ranges from 0.2 to 0.5%. Patients and Methods: Our study is applied at the Department of General Surgery at tertiary training and research hospital; 14 patients who had appendectomy or right hemicolectomy between December 2015 and April 2020 were evaluated. Results: The mean age of the patients was 52.3 ± 15.1 (range, 26–79) years. Gender of the patients were: five (35.7%) men and nine (64.3%) women. The clinical diagnosis was appendicitis without suspected findings in 11 (78.6%), appendicitis with suspected findings (appendiceal mass, etc.) in three (21.4%) of the patients, and there is no patient with asymptomatic or other rare findings. Surgeries applied for the patients were: nine (64.3%) underwent open appendectomy, four (28.6%) underwent laparoscopic appendectomy, and one (7.1%) underwent open right hemicolectomy. Histopathologic results were as follows: five (35.7%) neuroendocrine neoplasm, eight (57.1%), noninvasive mucinous neoplasm, and one (7.1%) adenocarcinoma. Conclusion: While diagnosis and management of appendiceal pathology, surgeons should be familiar with suspected findings of appendiceal tumors and discuss them with patients to the possibility of histopathologic results.

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