Document Type : Case Report


Surgery Department, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran


A 76-year-old woman presented with a one-year history of intermittent right lower abdominal pain, little weight loss, and palpable mass in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. Pelvic ultrasound scan identified a lobulated hypo-hetero-echoic mass with some calcified foci. Computed tomography scan revealed a low-attenuated lesion-like mass in the perineal region, which suggested a cystic localized tumor. Colonoscopy showed sub-mucosal lesion in the cecum. The patient underwent laparotomy, and a right hemicolectomy (include ileum) with ileocolic anastomosis was performed. She was treated successfully. In the Histological examination, two mass-like lesions were found to attach to the appendix. In the proximal portion of the appendix, there were cystic structures that showed a low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm. The tip of the appendix showed a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor (carcinoid tumor). In this unusual case, even though the initial origins of these two tumors are quite different, two tumors appeared in a single histological section.


How to cite this article:

Eshagh Hoseini SJ. Synchronous neuroendocrine tumor and mucinous tumor of the appendix in a 76-year-old woman. Middle East J Cancer. 2022;13(4):723-8. doi:10.30476 /mejc.2021.89175.1510.

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