Surgical management of appendiceal adenocarcinoid. Case report and literature review

Rev Esp Enferm Dig. 2016 Mar;108(3):166-7. doi: 10.17235/reed.2016.4049/2015.


Adenocarcinoid tumour of the appendix is a rare entity characterised by the presence of a double component (neuroendocrine and glandular). It originates in the neuroendocrine cells of the appendicular mucosa. A preoperative diagnosis of a primary appendiceal tumour is uncommon and more so one suggesting an adenocarcinoid pathology. Optimal treatment is debated between a simple appendectomy and a more extensive resection, which occasionally includes hysterectomy and bilateral ovariectomy. Our aim is to report this rare entity and conduct a review of the literature on the different treatment options.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / pathology
  • Adenocarcinoma / surgery*
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Appendix / pathology
  • Appendix / surgery*
  • Colectomy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged

Supplementary concepts

  • Adenocarcinoid tumor