Clin Oncol | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Appendix in Adolescents and Young Adults

Grace Onimoe1*, Eric Kodish1 and Richard Herman2

1Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Ohio, USA
2Division of Pediatric Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland Ohio, USA

*Correspondance to: Grace Onimoe 

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Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumors involving the appendix in young people are uncommon. A retrospective review of appendiceal NET at Cleveland Clinic Children’s was completed, 14 patients were identified, 3 cases were classified as intermediate grade tumors, lymph node metastasis was present in 2 cases. The largest size tumor measured 4.5 cm, 5 patients underwent right hemicolectomy per NANETS criteria, 3 patients who met this criteria did not undergo hemicolectomy. No disease recurrence. Appendiceal NET is associated with an excellent prognosis in localized disease and has low metastatic potential. A multicenter review will be beneficial in better defining criteria for a second surgery.

Citation:

Onimoe G, Kodish E, Herman R. Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Appendix in Adolescents and Young Adults. Clin Oncol. 2017; 2: 1318.

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