Incidental discovery of goblet cell carcinoid, a rare appendiceal malignancy case report

J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Jul 31;2022(7):rjac356. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjac356. eCollection 2022 Jul.


Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) tumor is a rare appendiceal carcinoma that has had several names throughout its history. Often found incidentally on pathology following an appendectomy, treatment includes a right hemicolectomy and possible adjuvant chemotherapy. Survival rate has been shown to be correlated with the histological features. Here, we report a 45-year-old African American male who presented with signs and symptoms consistent with acute appendicitis, but was ultimately diagnosed with GCC. After undergoing a right hemicolectomy, he continues to undergo long-term surveillance with his oncologist. Due to the rarity of this tumor, we describe the history of GCC and our recommendations for surgical and long-term management.

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