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Chirurgia 2008 December;21(6):363-4

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Solitary rectal carcinoid discovered in a rectal specimen after stapled hemorrhoidopexy: report of a case

Angelone G., Giardiello C., Cristiano S.

General and Miniinvasive Surgery Unit “S. Maria della Pietà” Hospital, Casoria (Napoli), Italy


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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.

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