Multidisciplinary perspective on the management of appendiceal adenocarcinoma: case review of 10 patients from a university hospital and current considerations

John Bunni, David Arnold, Golda Shelley-Fraser, Jamshed Shabbir

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-62
Number of pages5
JournalClinical colorectal cancer
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015

Keywords

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Appendiceal Neoplasms
  • Cecal Neoplasms
  • Female
  • Hospitals, University
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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