High-grade well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the cecum diagnosed following incisional hernia repair: a case report
Case Studies
Raimondas Juškys
Eligijus Poškus
Augustas Beiša
Liutauras Gumbys
Donatas Jocius
Raimundas Meškauskas
Kęstutis Strupas
Published 2020-06-13
https://doi.org/10.6001/actamedica.v27i1.4262
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Keywords

case report
neuroendocrine tumour tumour
cecum
incisional hernia
carcinoid syndrome

How to Cite

Juškys R., Poškus E., Beiša A., Gumbys L., Jocius D., Meškauskas R. and Strupas K. (2020) “High-grade well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour of the cecum diagnosed following incisional hernia repair: a case report”, Acta medica Lituanica, 27(1), pp. 17-24. doi: 10.6001/actamedica.v27i1.4262.

Abstract

High-grade well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumour tumours (NETs) of gastrointestinal tract are rare; they can arise in any part of the digestive system and usually present in advanced stages. Low incidence and wide heterogeneity in the biological behaviour of such lesions pose a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Loco-regional NETs should be resected whenever feasible, potentially with a curative intent. Management of a metastatic disease is often more complex, primarily aimed at the alleviation of symptoms, prevention of further complications, and prolongation of survival. Current literature describing the optimal treatment plan for such patients is sparse and further studies are necessary to enhance our understanding of the disease. Here we present a case of high-grade well-differentiated cecal NET with an associated carcinoid syndrome that was diagnosed following the incisional hernia repair.
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