Group: Needle Biopsy of the Liver

Why would my doctor mention my appendix if an OctreoScan showed a hot spot in my lower right quadrant?

October 17, 2015

Are you assuming that the hot spot in your RLQ on the OctreoScan is a primary carcinoid in the appendix, which is the origin of the small, presumably metastatic lesion, in the liver ?  Very unlikely.  More likely a carcinoid originates in the terminal ileum…