:: Volume 2, Issue 3 (9-2000) ::
2000, 2(3): 197-202 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of carcinoid tumor in appendectomy specimens in hospitals affiliated to Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
P Vessal , H Ahmadian Moghaddam, S Vahidi
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Abstract: Carcinoid tumor is the most common tumor of the appendix which is usually found incidentally. A 5-year period investigation of the pathological specimens of the affiliated hospitals of Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences were studied. A total number of 7447 appendectomy specimens were found 2730 cases women and 4717 cases men with female to male ratio of 1:1.7.Eighteen cases of carcinoid tumors were discovered. Seven of carcinoid cases were in females and eleven in males with female to male ratio of 1:1.5. The age of carcinoid patients were between 10-75 with average of 31 years. Prevalence of carcinoid in our cases studied was 0.24 percent which is lower that than reported in literature.
Keywords: Carcinoid Tumor, Appendix
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Endocrinology
Received: 2006/11/15 | Published: 2000/09/15


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