Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) of the Appendix presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review


Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) of the Appendix presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review

Amin Tanveer1 MD, Shaani Sighal2 MBBS, Asiri Arachchi3 MBBS, Zoltan Hrabovszky3 MBBS, FRACS, Mikhail Fisher3 MBBS, FRACS.

Amin Tanveer: Surgical Registrar, Department of General Surgery Peninsula Health, PO BOX 52, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria, Australia; Shaani Sighal: Surgical resident, Department of General surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia; Asiri Arachchi: Surgical registrar, Department of General Surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, AustraliaZoltan Hrabovszky; General Surgeon, Department of General Surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia; Mikhail Fisher: General Surgeon, Department of General Surgery Dandenong Hospital (Monash Health), 135 David Street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia


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Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) is a rare, low grade malignancy, and GCC presenting as a small bowel obstruction (SBO) is incredibly rare.
Hereby, we presenting a 68-year-old male presented to our Emergency Department with a one-day history of right sided abdominal pain, distention and vomiting, he had no previous abdominal surgery and had no significant other medical problem. Abdominal Computed Tomography (CT) demonstrated a high grade, closed loop small bowel obstruction involving the terminal segment of the ileum, and a low-density appendiceal nodule. He had laparoscopy converted to open caecectomy, the histology, confirmed the diagnosis of Goblet Cell Carcinoid of the appendix, eventually he had right hemicolectomy, progressed well, and made a good post-operative recovery, discharged home.
As presentation of GCC of the appendix with sbo is a very rare incidence, we discussed this through a case report with its immunohistochemical, behavioral features, presentation and treatment options.


Keywords: Goblet Cell Carcinoid of appendix, small bowel obstruction, Carcinoid tumor, neuroendocrine tumor.


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How to cite this article:
Amin Tanveer, Shaani Sighal, Asiri Arachchi, Zoltan Hrabovszky, Mikhail Fisher, Mikhail Fisher. Goblet Cell Carcinoid (GCC) of the Appendix presenting as a Small Bowel Obstruction: Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Case Reports, 2018 3:50. DOI:10.28933/ijcr-2018-11-2206


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