Carcinoid tumor of the appendix in childhood: the experience of two Italian institutions

Dall’Igna P, Ferrari A, Luzzatto C, Bisogno G, Casanova M, Alaggio R, Terenziani M, Cecchetto G

J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 Feb; 40(2): 216-9

“Although rare, carcinoid tumor of the appendix is the most common neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract in children and adolescents. It is usually an incidental finding after a laparotomy for appendectomy, with a frequency of 2 to 5 cases per 1000 appendectomies. The experience with 14 cases of carcinoid reported in the appendix is described.”

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