Colonic Goblet Cell Carcinoid: Rarity of a Rarity! A Case Report and Review of Literature

Chirurgia (Bucur). Jan-Feb 2020;115(1):102-111. doi: 10.21614/chirurgia.115.1.102.


Goblet cell carcinoids (GCC) are extremelyrare neuroendocrine tumours, and characterised by their unique combination of two types of cancer cells âÃÂ" neuroendocrine (carcinoid) and epithelial (adeno-carcinoma). In spite of the fact that GCC is regarded as Neuro-Endocrine Tumour (NET), it does not illicit carcinoid syndrome. GCC usually arises in the appendix and accounting for less than 14% of all appendiceal tumours.Primary extra-appendiceal GCC have been reported as stomach, duodenum, small intestine, colon and rectum. The paper presents a rare case of GCC of the ascending colon in a 57-year-old male.

Keywords: antigen-presentingcells; apocrinegland; gobletcellcarcinoid; neuroendocrinetumours.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoid Tumor / pathology*
  • Carcinoid Tumor / surgery*
  • Colectomy
  • Colon, Ascending / pathology*
  • Colon, Ascending / surgery
  • Colonic Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged