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Ahmadi Nejad M, Saki M, Azizi M. Study of frequency and Prognosis of appendix carcinoid tumor in appendoctomies done in Shohada hospital in Khorramabad. yafte. 2010; 11 (4) :5-10
URL: http://yafte.lums.ac.ir/article-1-174-en.html

Instructor Lorestan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:   (9664 Views)
Appendix carcinoid tumors are of rare cases. Their commonest place is in digestive system in appendix intensine and rectom respectively. They have no symptoms and they are detected along with laparotomy or inflation in appendix. The aim of the present study was to determine the frequency of carcinoid tumor in appendix and its prognosis in a period of 3 to 8 years in Shohada hospital in khorramabad. Materials and Methods: The present study is a cross – sectional which was carried out on 2845 patients with appendectomy in Shohada hospital in khorramabad in 2003-2006. The needed data were collected through a questionnaire from the pationts files who had the tumor operation in the hospital. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics. Then the patients prognosis was determind. Results: The results showed that among all the cases with tumors, three out of five were carcdinoids, one was mucucell, one was mucucell associated lymphoid tissue. In adition to these cases, one case was colon carcinoid related to metastatic΄s deodenom, but no adenocarcinoma tumor was observed. After pathological analysis, the results showed that none of the patients with carcinoid appendix needed any treatment in 3-8 years follow up program and there was no recurrent growth for the disease. Conclusion: As carcinoid in appendix can be malignant and spread over other tissues and causes short life, it needs special care and follow and the patients should be referred to the specialist to complete treatment. Carcinoid appendix should be considerd as a neoplasm since it has the special power of spreading and metastasis over distant tissues.
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Received: 2010/03/10

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