Een ongebruikelijke manifestatie van een periappendiculair infiltraat

K. A. C. Booij, S. van Eeden, E. Ghazi Hosseini, F. J. W. ten Kate, D. C. Aronson

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A 17-year-old boy presented with an atypical manifestation of acute appendicitis. The clinical aspect, radiological investigations and peroperative aspect of the appendix were not conclusive but nevertheless a neuroendocrine tumour (carcinoid tumour) of the appendix was suspected. After ileocaecal resection and resection of pathological lymph nodes, histopathological evaluation revealed the diagnosis: a periappendicular mass without any sign of malignancy. In retrospect, ileocaecal resection was performed for a benign disease. This case illustrates that an unusual presentation of a common disease occurs more frequently than a typical presentation of a rare disease
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)2133-2137
JournalNederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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