Carcinoid tumour in a caecal duplication cyst

Dig Surg. 2000;17(3):281-3. doi: 10.1159/000018849.


Intestinal duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies that may occasionally undergo neoplastic change. We report the case of a 30-year-old woman who was diagnosed to have a caecal duplication cyst. The cyst was excised and histology revealed the presence of a 10 mm diameter carcinoid tumour within the cyst wall. There was no evidence of metastatic spread and the patient remains well after 2 years follow-up. The 3 previously reported cases of carcinoid tumour arising within duplication cysts are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Carcinoid Tumor / complications*
  • Carcinoid Tumor / pathology
  • Cecal Neoplasms / complications*
  • Cecal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Cecum / abnormalities*
  • Cecum / pathology
  • Female
  • Humans