Introduction: Despite the fact the appendix is one of the rarest anatomical locations of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in the digestive system, the appendicular neuroendocrine tumor (A-NET) remains one of the most common tumors of the appendix.
Aim(s): We present a well-documented case of A-NET of the appendix in a pregnant female in order to demonstrate a rare tumor in an unusual clinical setting.
Materials and methods: A 24-year-old female with progressive 2nd pregnancy of 35 weeks was admitted to the hospital due to dull pain in the epigastrium. Progressive pain in the lower part of the abdomen was established by the visit of a surgeon, a diarrhoea episode was also revealed, C-reactive protein level was progressively increased. The laboratory investigations demonstrated low haemoglobin level 117 g/L and increased white blood cell (WBC) count 12.9 x109/L. The indications for appendectomy were set up, and the operation was performed by the McBurney laparotomy approach.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference 2014 (2014)
Category: Clinical cases/reports
Presenting Author: Andrejs Vanags
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