BACKGROUND: Adenocarcinoma of the vermiform appendix is rare. It constitutes less than 0.5% of all gastrointestinal malignancies. Pathologically, appendiceal neoplasms are categorized into various subtypes depending on cell lineage.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: We considered a case series of appendiceal invasive adenocarcinomas from 2004 to 2013 managed in a teaching hospital. We discuss our management dilemmas, given the lack of randomized controlled trial data that exist. A detailed look at the histopathology, case series, and literature is presented.
RESULTS: Ideal standards ought to be constructed for the management of this rare pathology, with a particular focus on exploring the indications and potential benefits, as well as difficulties, of ileocolic lymphadenectomy.
CONCLUSION: Appendiceal adenocarcinoma ought to be managed in the same way as a cecal adenocarcinoma.
- Appendiceal Neoplasms
- Cecal Neoplasms
- Hospitals, University
- Interdisciplinary Communication
- Middle Aged
- Neoplasm Invasiveness
- Case Reports
- Journal Article