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Excellent case Kyouens. Did you know that 0.17% of appendectomies in children have incidental carcinoids. (Doede T, Foss HD, Waldschmidt J. Carcinoid tumors of the appendix in children--epidemiology, clinical aspects and procedure. Eur J Pediatr Surg. Dec 2000;10(6):372-7.) Do 0.17% of the populations get carcinoid syndrome? It just highlights that fact that most of these are really good prognosis tumors that will never metastasize. Others are not...

----Comment by: PathDoc15 on 9/26/2007 3:43:32 AM


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