Introduction: Causes of appendicitis include infection, inflammatory bowel disease, faecoliths and neoplasm. Rarer causes of obstruction, such as neoplasm, may present in an identical manner to common causes, such as infection, and remain undiagnosed without histologcal analysis of appendicaecal tissue. Neuroendocrine tumors of the appendix are most commonly detected incidentally by histological analysis of appendicaecal tissue following appendicectomy.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Registries, nationwide and regional surveys
Presenting Author: Dr Samantha E Baillie