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Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Online ISSN 1827-1782
Angelone G., Giardiello C., Cristiano S.
General and Miniinvasive Surgery Unit “S. Maria della Pietà” Hospital, Casoria (Napoli), Italy
Rectal carcinoids are uncommon tumors (1-2% of rectal tumors) but, although slow growing compared with adenocarcinomas, can behave aggressively. We report a case of a 41-year-old female found to have a rectal carcinoid tumor discovered on routine pathological examination of the resected hemorrhoidal donut after a stapled hemorrhoidopexy. There was no evidence of metastatic spread. No further therapy will be instituted. At 48-months follow-up the patient is well.