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1. Honnef I, Moschopulos M, Roeren T: Appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma. Radiographics; 2008 Sep-Oct;28(5):1524-7
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  • [Title] Appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Ultrasonography
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 18794324.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-1323
  • [Journal-full-title] Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Radiographics
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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2. Manigrasso A, Candioli S, Pironi D, La Torre V, Panarese A, Romani AM, Arcieri S, Tarroni D, Palazzini G, Filippini A: [Adenocarcinoma of the appendix. A case report and review of the literature]. G Chir; 2007 Mar;28(3):73-81
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  • [Title] [Adenocarcinoma of the appendix. A case report and review of the literature].
  • [Transliterated title] L'adenocarcinoma dell'appendice ileo-ciecale: presentazione di un caso clinico e revisione della letteratura.
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare malignancy that constitutes less than 0.5% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms.
  • Usually the diagnosis is made only after histological examination of surgically removed inflamed appendix.
  • Alternatively represent an unexpected finding, confirmed by frozen section, during surgery performed for acute appendicitis or other non appendiceal pathologies.
  • Natural history is strongly influenced by anatomic peculiarities of the appendix that predispose to early spread and perforation.
  • The correct management is the right hemicolectomy as a primary procedure in the case of preoperatively or intraoperatively diagnosis or as secondary procedure, after two-three weeks from appendectomy, when the microscopic examination of specimen reveals the presence of adenocarcinoma.
  • The Authors report a case of primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix occurred in a 78 year-old female patient, diagnosed incidentally during surgery performed for ileus from suspected cecal neoplasm.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms. Carcinoma, Signet Ring Cell

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  • (PMID = 17419903.001).
  • [ISSN] 0391-9005
  • [Journal-full-title] Il Giornale di chirurgia
  • [ISO-abbreviation] G Chir
  • [Language] ita
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Number-of-references] 36
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3. Varghese S, Burness M, Xu H, Beresnev T, Pingpank J, Alexander HR: Site-specific gene expression profiles and novel molecular prognostic factors in patients with lower gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma diffusely metastatic to liver or peritoneum. Ann Surg Oncol; 2007 Dec;14(12):3460-71
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  • [Title] Site-specific gene expression profiles and novel molecular prognostic factors in patients with lower gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma diffusely metastatic to liver or peritoneum.
  • BACKGROUND: Generally, colorectal and high-grade appendiceal cancers are treated similarly; treatment approach is primarily based on tumor histology and stage of disease.
  • Patients with adenocarcinoma of the lower gastrointestinal tract frequently experience diffuse metastases isolated to liver or peritoneum and have a poor survival.
  • METHODS: Microarray analyses of 20 metastatic tumors from patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma isolated to liver or peritoneum and eight high-grade appendiceal adenocarcinoma metastatic to peritoneum were performed using oligonucleotide microarray.
  • Subsets of genes significantly associated with poor survival were defined, a RET proto-oncogene interacting gene, GOLGA5, was highly predictive for survival in patients with colorectal adenocarcinoma.
  • CONCLUSIONS: These results demonstrate that liver and peritoneal metastases of lower GI adenocarcinoma have distinct gene expression patterns; these distinctions may help in the development of therapies based on site of metastases.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / genetics. Biomarkers, Tumor / genetics. Colorectal Neoplasms / genetics. Gene Expression Profiling. Liver Neoplasms / genetics

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  • (PMID = 17899288.001).
  • [ISSN] 1534-4681
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / Intramural NIH HHS / /
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Intramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / RNA, Messenger
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4. Cabanas J, Gomes da Silva R, Zappa L, Esquivel J, Cerruto C, Goldstein P, Sugarbaker PH: Splenic metastases from mucinous neoplasms of the appendix and colon. Tumori; 2006 Mar-Apr;92(2):104-12
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  • [Title] Splenic metastases from mucinous neoplasms of the appendix and colon.
  • These focal parenchymal defects from a non-metastasizing malignancy within an organ that rarely develops metastatic foci, even with high-grade cancer, were studied.
  • METHODS: Information on 9 patients who underwent splenectomy with intraparenchymal splenic masses associated with appendiceal or colorectal mucinous tumors with peritoneal dissemination was collected.
  • RESULTS: Eight of these patients had mucinous appendiceal tumors and 1 a mucinous sigmoid colon cancer.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / secondary. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Colonic Neoplasms / pathology. Splenectomy. Splenic Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 16724688.001).
  • [ISSN] 0300-8916
  • [Journal-full-title] Tumori
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tumori
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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5. Takeda Y, Nakase H, Mikami S, Inoue T, Satou S, Sakai Y, Chiba T: Possible link between ulcerative colitis and in situ adenocarcinoma of an appendiceal mucocele: importance of inflammation in the appendiceal orifice related to UC. Inflamm Bowel Dis; 2008 Jun;14(6):873-4
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  • [Title] Possible link between ulcerative colitis and in situ adenocarcinoma of an appendiceal mucocele: importance of inflammation in the appendiceal orifice related to UC.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / complications. Appendix. Colitis, Ulcerative / complications. Mucocele / etiology

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  • [CommentIn] Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2009 Sep;15(9):1283 [18951377.001]
  • (PMID = 18275069.001).
  • [ISSN] 1078-0998
  • [Journal-full-title] Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Inflamm. Bowel Dis.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] United States
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6. Soilleux E, Arends MJ, Cluroe AD: Multiple mucinous tumours. Pathology; 2005 Feb;37(1):91-2
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  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry

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  • (PMID = 15875744.001).
  • [ISSN] 0031-3025
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] England
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7. Levy AD, Shaw JC, Sobin LH: Secondary tumors and tumorlike lesions of the peritoneal cavity: imaging features with pathologic correlation. Radiographics; 2009 Mar-Apr;29(2):347-73
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  • However, when low-grade mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix spreads to the peritoneal cavity, the consequence is typically pseudomyxoma peritonei, which is a clinical syndrome, characterized by recurrent and recalcitrant voluminous mucinous ascites due to surface growth on the peritoneum without significant invasion of underlying tissues.
  • [MeSH-major] Neoplasms, Mesothelial / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Mesothelial / secondary. Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary. Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods. Ultrasonography / methods

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  • (PMID = 19325052.001).
  • [ISSN] 1527-1323
  • [Journal-full-title] Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Radiographics
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 93
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8. Miller JS, Ramalingam P, Wang BY, Lee JR: Appendiceal mass in a middle-aged woman. Endometrioid endometrial carcinoma metastatic to the appendix. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2006 Mar;130(3):407-8
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  • [Title] Appendiceal mass in a middle-aged woman. Endometrioid endometrial carcinoma metastatic to the appendix.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / secondary. Carcinoma, Endometrioid / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Endometrial Neoplasms / chemistry. Endometrial Neoplasms / pathology. Endometrial Neoplasms / surgery. Female. Humans. Middle Aged. Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2 / analysis. Receptors, Estrogen / analysis. Vimentin / analysis

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  • (PMID = 16519577.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-bcl-2; 0 / Receptors, Estrogen; 0 / Vimentin
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9. Tucker ON, Madhavan P, Healy V, Jeffers M, Keane FB: Unusual presentation of an appendiceal malignancy. Int Surg; 2006 Jan-Feb;91(1):57-60
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  • [Title] Unusual presentation of an appendiceal malignancy.
  • Primary malignant epithelial tumors of the appendix are uncommon.
  • The most common presentation of appendiceal malignancy is right lower abdominal pain suggestive of acute appendicitis.
  • We present the case of a 48-year-old woman with an appendiceal malignancy who presented with symptoms and signs suggestive of complicated diverticular disease with an enterovaginal fistula.
  • From a review of the literature, this is the first report of an appendiceal malignancy presenting in this manner.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Diverticulitis / diagnosis. Female. Humans. Intestinal Fistula / diagnosis. Middle Aged. Tomography, X-Ray Computed. Vaginal Fistula / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 16706105.001).
  • [ISSN] 0020-8868
  • [Journal-full-title] International surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
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10. Farah-Klibi F, Kourda-Boujemaa J, Bouaskar I, Dziri C, Rachida Z, Jilani-Baltagi SB: Cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix: an incidental perioperatory finding in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the ascending and sigmoid colon: case report and review of literature. Pathologica; 2009 Dec;101(6):255-60
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  • [Title] Cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix: an incidental perioperatory finding in a patient with adenocarcinoma of the ascending and sigmoid colon: case report and review of literature.
  • BACKGROUND: Primary adenocarcinomas of the appendix are uncommon, constituting 1% of all colorectal malignancies.
  • Appendiceal malignancies often present atypically, thus creating diagnostic challenges.
  • Although there are many pathology reports of primary cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix, only a limited number of cases have appeared in the radiological or surgical literature.
  • We present a unique case of primary cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix occurring concurrently with adenocarcinoma of the colon, and overview the clinical and therapeutic difficulties posed by this rare entity.
  • CASE PRESENTATION: A mucocele of the appendix, due to mucinous cystadenocarcinoma, was documented as an incidental perioperatory finding in a 68-year-old female.
  • Degenerated adenomatous polyp of the ascending colon and mucinous adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon invading the parietal peritoneum of the uterine and vagina was diagnosed.
  • At laparoscopy, a cystic appendiceal lesion was found, without perforation.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Preoperative diagnosis of an underlying malignancy in a mucocele is important for patient management, but is difficult to reach by imaging studies alone.
  • Synchronous colon cancer may occur in patients with appendiceal mucoceles.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Colonic Neoplasms / pathology. Cystadenocarcinoma / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20387715.001).
  • [ISSN] 0031-2983
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathologica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathologica
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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11. Cakmak A, Karakayali F, Bayar S, Unal E, Akyol C, Kocaoğlu H: Pseudomyxoma retroperitonei presenting with a skin fistula. Turk J Gastroenterol; 2009 Mar;20(1):79-80
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  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Cutaneous Fistula / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19330745.001).
  • [ISSN] 2148-5607
  • [Journal-full-title] The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Turk J Gastroenterol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Turkey
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12. Trivedi AN, Levine EA, Mishra G: Adenocarcinoma of the appendix is rarely detected by colonoscopy. J Gastrointest Surg; 2009 Apr;13(4):668-75
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  • [Title] Adenocarcinoma of the appendix is rarely detected by colonoscopy.
  • INTRODUCTION: Appendiceal tumors represent a subset of colonic neoplasms that frequently defy early diagnosis only to present at advanced stage with peritoneal metastasis.
  • The aim of this study is to determine the diagnostic yield of colonoscopy in detecting appendiceal lesions in patients with appendiceal adenocarcinoma and pseudomyxoma peritonei.
  • METHODS: We reviewed clinicopathologic data on 121 consecutive patients with histologically confirmed appendiceal adenocarcinoma with pseudomyxoma peritonei presenting to our institution for intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC) and cytoreductive surgery between February, 1993 and August, 2007, focusing on the colonoscopy findings.
  • Abnormal findings included seven patients with appendiceal lesions (11%), 12 patients with cecal abnormalities (19%), and 28 patients with polyps (44%).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Appendiceal abnormalities are infrequently seen on colonoscopy and rarely yield a diagnostic biopsy in patients with appendiceal carcinoma.
  • We found that nearly 42% of patients with carcinoma of the appendix have synchronous colonic polyps, a much higher prevalence than would be expected, supporting a role for a perioperative colonoscopy.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Colonoscopy. Peritoneal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19089515.001).
  • [ISSN] 1873-4626
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Gastrointest. Surg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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13. Yantiss RK, Panczykowski A, Misdraji J, Hahn HP, Odze RD, Rennert H, Chen YT: A comprehensive study of nondysplastic and dysplastic serrated polyps of the vermiform appendix. Am J Surg Pathol; 2007 Nov;31(11):1742-53
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  • [Title] A comprehensive study of nondysplastic and dysplastic serrated polyps of the vermiform appendix.
  • Although similar lesions occur in the appendix, they have never been systematically investigated.
  • We evaluated a study group of 56 serrated polyps, a control group of 17 mucinous cystadenomas, and 4 adenocarcinomas with adjacent serrated polyps of the appendix to better understand their pathogenesis.
  • We conclude that molecular features of the "serrated neoplastic pathway" are present with similar frequencies among dysplastic and nondysplastic serrated appendiceal polyps and are not highly prevalent in adjacent carcinomas.
  • These features, including BRAF mutations, may be more closely related to a serrated morphology in appendiceal polyps rather than biologically important changes.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Adenomatous Polyps / pathology. Appendix / pathology. Cecal Neoplasms / pathology. Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / pathology

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  • [ErratumIn] Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Jan;32(1):175. Hahn, Hejin P [added]
  • (PMID = 18059232.001).
  • [ISSN] 0147-5185
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adaptor Proteins, Signal Transducing; 0 / CTNNB1 protein, human; 0 / KRAS protein, human; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen; 0 / MLH1 protein, human; 0 / Nuclear Proteins; 0 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins; 0 / TP53 protein, human; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Protein p53; 0 / Tumor Suppressor Proteins; 0 / beta Catenin; EC 2.1.1.- / DNA Modification Methylases; EC 2.1.1.63 / MGMT protein, human; EC 2.7.11.1 / BRAF protein, human; EC 2.7.11.1 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins B-raf; EC 3.6.1.3 / MSH2 protein, human; EC 3.6.1.3 / MutS Homolog 2 Protein; EC 3.6.5.2 / ras Proteins; EC 6.5.1.- / DNA Repair Enzymes
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14. Zermani R, Chelbi E, Farah F, Rameh S, Kourda N, Ferchichi L, Sayari S, Zaouche A, Ben Jilani S: [Serrated adenoma of the appendix associated with colonic adenocarcinoma]. Tunis Med; 2009 Jan;87(1):97
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  • [Title] [Serrated adenoma of the appendix associated with colonic adenocarcinoma].
  • [Transliterated title] Adénome festonné de l'appendice associé a un adénocarcinome colique.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Adenoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Colonic Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19522437.001).
  • [ISSN] 0041-4131
  • [Journal-full-title] La Tunisie médicale
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tunis Med
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
  • [Publication-country] Tunisia
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15. Dizon DS, Schwartz J, Kemeny N: Regional chemotherapy: a focus on hepatic artery infusion for colorectal cancer liver metastases. Surg Oncol Clin N Am; 2008 Oct;17(4):759-71, viii
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  • [Title] Regional chemotherapy: a focus on hepatic artery infusion for colorectal cancer liver metastases.
  • Regional infusion strategies have been used as a treatment modality in multiple cancers, including ovarian, appendiceal, and colorectal cancers.
  • Perhaps the most illustrative use of regional therapy is that of hepatic arterial infusion (HAI) for liver metastases from colorectal cancer.
  • The administration of chemotherapy by HAI is logical and has theoretic advantages over systemic chemotherapy for the treatment of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy. Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion. Colorectal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Liver Neoplasms / drug therapy


16. Feki W, Ghozzi S, Damak T, Dridi M, Khiari R, Rahal K, Ben Rais N: Recurrent obstructions after resonance stent placement in the treatment of ureteral compression from malignant disease. Tunis Med; 2007 Dec;85(12):1058-60
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  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / complications. Appendiceal Neoplasms / complications. Female. Humans. Kidney Neoplasms / complications. Middle Aged. Nephrostomy, Percutaneous. Palliative Care. Patient Selection. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 19170387.001).
  • [ISSN] 0041-4131
  • [Journal-full-title] La Tunisie médicale
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tunis Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Tunisia
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17. Katsuno G, Kagawa S, Kokudo Y, Muraoka A, Tatemoto A, Sone Y, Tsumura M, Tsuruno M, Mizobuchi K: Ureteral metastasis from appendiceal cancer: report of a case. Surg Today; 2005;35(2):168-71
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  • [Title] Ureteral metastasis from appendiceal cancer: report of a case.
  • We report a case of primary appendiceal cancer that metastasized to the ureter.
  • After a detailed examination she was diagnosed to have cancer of the appendix, multiple liver metastases, and left hydronephrosis.
  • Since an obstruction of the ileocecum was obvious, she underwent an ileocecal resection and a resection of the spindle-shaped tumor invading the left ureter.
  • The spindle-shaped tumor was considered to be due to invasion of the appendiceal cancer to the left ureter.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Ureteral Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 15674503.001).
  • [ISSN] 0941-1291
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery today
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg. Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Number-of-references] 15
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18. Abdu B, Hobgood D, Stallings S, Depasquale S: Incidental finding of pseudomyxoma peritonei at primary cesarean section. Am J Perinatol; 2009 Oct;26(9):633-5
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  • Primary appendiceal carcinoma is extremely rare and is found in approximately 1% of appendectomy specimens.
  • When cancer is present, the most frequent histology is mucinous adenocarcinoma.
  • Neoplasms of the appendix that secrete mucin such as adenocarcinoma may rupture, leading to intraperitoneal seeding of the peritoneum and producing the clinical picture of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP).
  • A general surgeon was consulted, and grossly necrotic-appearing appendix was noted.
  • Pathology showed well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix.
  • Early diagnosis of a potentially life-threatening disease requires that clinicians expand the differential diagnosis and consider the possibility of a malignant neoplasm presenting in the pregnant female.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Cesarean Section. Incidental Findings. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19399708.001).
  • [ISSN] 1098-8785
  • [Journal-full-title] American journal of perinatology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am J Perinatol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Number-of-references] 14
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19. Goere D, Elias D: [Appendiceal tumors found at appendectomy]. J Chir (Paris); 2009 Oct;146 Spec No 1:36-8
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  • [Title] [Appendiceal tumors found at appendectomy].
  • [Transliterated title] Diagnostic de tumeur appendiculaire lors d'une appendicectomie.
  • There are three main histologic types of appendiceal tumor: adenoma, adenocarcinoma, and neuroendocrine tumor.
  • Neuroendocrine tumors (carcinoids) are by far the most common and account for two-third of all appendiceal tumors.
  • For unruptured appendiceal tumor, the appendix should be removed by a carcinologic right hemicolectomy if the tumor appears aggressive.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendectomy. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Adenoma / diagnosis. Adenoma / surgery. Humans. Neuroendocrine Tumors / diagnosis. Neuroendocrine Tumors / surgery. Peritoneal Neoplasms / prevention & control. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / prevention & control. Rupture / prevention & control

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  • (PMID = 19846099.001).
  • [ISSN] 0021-7697
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal de chirurgie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J Chir (Paris)
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] English Abstract; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] France
  • [Number-of-references] 7
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20. Gatalica Z, Loggie B: COX-2 expression in pseudomyxoma peritonei. Cancer Lett; 2006 Nov 28;244(1):86-90
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  • Weak COX-2 expression was also noted in four of five patients with appendiceal mucinous neoplasms without peritoneal dissemination.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / enzymology. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / secondary. Adult. Aged. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / enzymology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / secondary. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / enzymology. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / secondary. Endothelial Cells / enzymology. Endothelial Cells / pathology. Epithelium / enzymology. Epithelium / pathology. Female. Humans. Immunoenzyme Techniques. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Prospective Studies. Receptor, ErbB-2 / metabolism. Stromal Cells / enzymology. Stromal Cells / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16427185.001).
  • [ISSN] 0304-3835
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer letters
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer Lett.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Ireland
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Membrane Proteins; EC 1.14.99.1 / Cyclooxygenase 2; EC 1.14.99.1 / PTGS2 protein, human; EC 2.7.10.1 / Receptor, ErbB-2
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21. Omidvari S, Malek-Hosseini SA, Attaran Y, Rasekhi A, Mohammadianpanah M, Mosalaei A, Ahmadloo N: Photoclinic. Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting as a buttock mass. Arch Iran Med; 2009 Jan;12(1):82, 85-6
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  • [Title] Photoclinic. Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting as a buttock mass.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Buttocks. Combined Modality Therapy. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 19111037.001).
  • [ISSN] 1029-2977
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of Iranian medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch Iran Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Iran
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22. Villanueva Saenz E, Pérez-Aguirre J, Belmonte MC, Martínez PH, Márquez RM, Carranza RJ: Appendix adenocarcinoma associated with ulcerative colitis: a case report and literature review. Tech Coloproctol; 2006 Mar;10(1):54-6
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  • [Title] Appendix adenocarcinoma associated with ulcerative colitis: a case report and literature review.
  • Ulcerative colitis (UC) represents a risk factor for colorectal cancer, but the association between UC and appendix cancer is uncommon.
  • Histopathological analysis indicated adenocarcinoma from the cecal appendix, and chronic-active ulcerative colitis of the colon.
  • The appendix adenocarcinoma and ulcerative colitis may or may not be associated, same as colon cancer in patients with UC.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / etiology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / etiology. Colitis, Ulcerative / complications


23. Wu CL, Yu CC: Amyand's hernia with adenocarcinoid tumor. Hernia; 2010 Aug;14(4):423-5
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  • Also, neoplasms of the appendix is quite uncommon.
  • Adenocarcinoid tumor of the appendix was noted after the operation.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / complications. Appendicitis / complications. Hernia, Inguinal / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / complications. Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Appendectomy. Colectomy. Humans. Male. Middle Aged

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  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hernia
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24. Ciocca V, Bombonati A, Palazzo JP, Schulz S, Waldman SA: Guanylyl cyclase C is a specific marker for differentiating primary and metastatic ovarian mucinous neoplasms. Histopathology; 2009 Aug;55(2):182-8
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  • METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty ovarian tumours: 27 primary ovarian mucinous neoplasms (seven cystadenomas, 10 borderline tumours and 10 cystadenocarcinomas) and 23 metastatic mucinous adenocarcinomas with ovarian involvement [13 colorectal adenocarcinomas, four gastric adenocarcinomas, six appendiceal mucinous tumours (four adenocarcinomas, one with neuroendocrine features, and two appendiceal mucinous cystadenomas)] were studied.
  • Twelve of 13 cases of colorectal adenocarcinoma (except for one neuroendocrine adenocarcinoma) were positive for GCC.
  • Three of four appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinomas were positive for GCC in both the primary and metastatic tumours (except for one neuroendocrine adenocarcinoma).
  • Two of two appendiceal mucinous cystadenomas were positive for GCC.
  • Of four cases of gastric adenocarcinoma with ovarian involvement, only one (primary tumour) exhibited focal GCC staining.

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  • (PMID = 19694825.001).
  • [ISSN] 1365-2559
  • [Journal-full-title] Histopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Histopathology
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA75123; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA075123-04; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA095026-04; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA095026; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA95026; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA075123
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Receptors, Peptide; EC 4.6.1.2 / Guanylate Cyclase; EC 4.6.1.2 / Receptors, Guanylate Cyclase-Coupled; EC 4.6.1.2 / enterotoxin receptor
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25. Sugarbaker PH: The natural history, gross pathology, and histopathology of appendiceal epithelial neoplasms. Eur J Surg Oncol; 2006 Aug;32(6):644-7
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  • [Title] The natural history, gross pathology, and histopathology of appendiceal epithelial neoplasms.
  • AIM: To report the pathology of appendiceal epithelial neoplasms a review of the Washington Cancer Institute experience and a PubMed literature search was performed.
  • FINDINGS: Epithelial appendiceal neoplasms present a significant oncologic challenge.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Appendiceal epithelial neoplasms should be regarded as a distinct clinical entity with special clinical treatments used for optimal management.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Adenoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16621426.001).
  • [ISSN] 0748-7983
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Number-of-references] 17
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26. Chen CF, Huang CJ, Kang WY, Hsieh JS: Experience with adjuvant chemotherapy for pseudomyxoma peritonei secondary to mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix with oxaliplatin/fluorouracil/leucovorin (FOLFOX4). World J Surg Oncol; 2008;6:118
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  • [Title] Experience with adjuvant chemotherapy for pseudomyxoma peritonei secondary to mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix with oxaliplatin/fluorouracil/leucovorin (FOLFOX4).
  • So far its diagnosis remains challenging to most clinicians.
  • There was a lot of mucinous ascites, one appendiceal tumor and multiple peritoneal implants disseminated from the subphrenic space to the recto-vesicle pouch.
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei caused by mucinous adenocarcinoma of appendiceal origin, was confirmed by histopathology.
  • We performed an excision of the appendiceal tumor combined with copious irrigation and debridement.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / drug therapy. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Appendiceal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Peritoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / drug therapy

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  • (PMID = 19014441.001).
  • [ISSN] 1477-7819
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Organoplatinum Compounds; 04ZR38536J / oxaliplatin; Q573I9DVLP / Leucovorin; U3P01618RT / Fluorouracil
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27. Chen HT, Lee YT, Chou AS, Wu YK, Yin WY, Lee MC, Hsu YH: Primary appendiceal malignancy: a clinicopathologic study. Kaohsiung J Med Sci; 2006 Dec;22(12):618-25
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  • [Title] Primary appendiceal malignancy: a clinicopathologic study.
  • Primary appendiceal cancer is a rare neoplasm.
  • We analyzed the clinicopathologic characteristics and clinical outcomes of patients with primary appendiceal cancer treated at Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital in Eastern Taiwan.
  • We reviewed the medical records of patients who had appendectomy at our hospital over a 10-year period and studied those who had histologically proven malignant appendiceal neoplasms.
  • No patient was diagnosed correctly before surgery, and five (62.5%) had a preoperative diagnosis of acute appendicitis.
  • The important prognostic factors of primary appendiceal cancer included histologic subtypes and the extent of dissemination.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Aged. Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Retrospective Studies. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 17116623.001).
  • [ISSN] 1607-551X
  • [Journal-full-title] The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Kaohsiung J. Med. Sci.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China (Republic : 1949- )
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28. Alsaad KO, Serra S, Schmitt A, Perren A, Chetty R: Cytokeratins 7 and 20 immunoexpression profile in goblet cell and classical carcinoids of appendix. Endocr Pathol; 2007;18(1):16-22
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  • [Title] Cytokeratins 7 and 20 immunoexpression profile in goblet cell and classical carcinoids of appendix.
  • Goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) of the vermiform appendix is an uncommon neoplasm and its histogenesis is controversial.
  • Whether GCC represents a morphological variant of classical appendiceal carcinoid or a mucin-producing adenocarcinoma is still conjectural.
  • Little is known about the immunohistochemical expression of cytokeratins 7 (CK7) and 20 (CK20) in appendiceal neuroendocrine tumors.
  • In this study, we compared the expression of CK7 and CK20 in 17 cases of appendiceal GCC and 25 cases of classical carcinoid.
  • The tumors were also evaluated for Ki-67 proliferation index, mitotic activity, tumor necrosis, extracellular pools of mucin, obvious intestinal type adenocarcinomatous foci, angiolymphatic permeation, perineural/neural infiltration, and the depth of invasion of the appendix wall.
  • In addition, GCC shows the same CK7/CK20 immunoexpression as colorectal adenocarcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / metabolism. Carcinoid Tumor / metabolism. Goblet Cells / metabolism. Keratin-20 / metabolism. Keratin-7 / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 17652796.001).
  • [ISSN] 1046-3976
  • [Journal-full-title] Endocrine pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Endocr. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Keratin-20; 0 / Keratin-7; 0 / Ki-67 Antigen
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29. Rojo Sebastián A, Fernández Morejón FJ, Bretcha Boix P, Farré Alegre J, Forteza Vila J, Brugarolas Masllorens A: Controversial origin of Pseudomyxoma peritonei. Clin Transl Oncol; 2006 Oct;8(10):767-9
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  • The main diagnostic problem appears when the primary site of origin could be appendix or ovary.
  • In this paper describe clinicopathological features and biological markers that support appendiceal origin.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / etiology. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Appendix / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Ovary / pathology. Peritoneum / pathology. Prognosis

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  • (PMID = 17074679.001).
  • [ISSN] 1699-048X
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical & translational oncology : official publication of the Federation of Spanish Oncology Societies and of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Transl Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Italy
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30. Ko YH, Park SH, Jung CK, Won HS, Hong SH, Park JC, Roh SY, Woo IS, Kang JH, Hong YS, Byun JH: Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors for primary appendiceal carcinoma. Asia Pac J Clin Oncol; 2010 Mar;6(1):19-27
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  • [Title] Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors for primary appendiceal carcinoma.
  • AIM: Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare malignancy.
  • This study assessed prognostic factors affecting the clinical outcome in patients with appendiceal neoplasms.
  • Of the 34 patients who underwent curative resections of primary appendiceal carcinomas, the 3- and 5-year disease-free survival rates were 66.4% and 53.3%, respectively.
  • CONCLUSION: High tumor grade and advanced stage were significantly predictive of poor survival outcome in patients with primary appendiceal carcinomas.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 20398034.001).
  • [ISSN] 1743-7563
  • [Journal-full-title] Asia-Pacific journal of clinical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Asia Pac J Clin Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Australia
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31. Yan TD, Brun EA, Sugarbaker PH: Discordant histology of primary appendiceal adenocarcinoid neoplasms with peritoneal dissemination. Ann Surg Oncol; 2008 May;15(5):1440-6
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  • [Title] Discordant histology of primary appendiceal adenocarcinoid neoplasms with peritoneal dissemination.
  • BACKGROUND: Adenocarcinoid is a rare appendiceal tumor that shows histologically both epithelial and neuroendocrine components.
  • We observed that some patients have peritoneal dissemination, which shows adenocarcinoma but lacks the neuroendocrine histology.
  • METHODS: Twenty-six patients with peritoneal dissemination from primary appendiceal adenocarcinoid tumors underwent cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
  • RESULTS: In nine of the 26 patients (35%) with a primary adenocarcinoid of the appendix, a loss of the neuroendocrine immunochemical marker was noted in peritoneal implants.
  • Discordant histology between the primary appendiceal adenocarcinoid and the peritoneal implants was statistically significantly associated with an improved survival (p = 0.0262), when patients were treated by cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Discordant histology of the primary appendiceal tumor as compared to the peritoneal lesions occurs frequently in patients with adenocarcinoid.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / secondary. Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 18299936.001).
  • [ISSN] 1534-4681
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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32. Baratti D, Kusamura S, Nonaka D, Langer M, Andreola S, Favaro M, Gavazzi C, Laterza B, Deraco M: Pseudomyxoma peritonei: clinical pathological and biological prognostic factors in patients treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Ann Surg Oncol; 2008 Feb;15(2):526-34
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  • [MeSH-major] Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion / methods. Peritoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Peritoneal Neoplasms / surgery. Peritoneum / surgery. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / drug therapy. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / drug therapy. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / surgery. Adult. Aged. Antibiotics, Antineoplastic / administration & dosage. Appendiceal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Biomarkers, Tumor / blood. Cisplatin / administration & dosage. Combined Modality Therapy. Female. Humans. Hyperthermia, Induced. Injections, Intraperitoneal. Male. Middle Aged. Mitomycin / administration & dosage. Multivariate Analysis. Omentum / surgery. Prognosis. Survival Analysis. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 18043976.001).
  • [ISSN] 1534-4681
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibiotics, Antineoplastic; 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 50SG953SK6 / Mitomycin; Q20Q21Q62J / Cisplatin
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33. Hemakini, Kaur H, Khadilkar U, Rau AR, Rao HT, Tantry BV: "The inside out appendix"--report of 2 cases. Trop Gastroenterol; 2010 Jan-Mar;31(1):55-6
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  • [Title] "The inside out appendix"--report of 2 cases.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Adenoma / surgery. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Intussusception / surgery
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 20860233.001).
  • [ISSN] 0250-636X
  • [Journal-full-title] Tropical gastroenterology : official journal of the Digestive Diseases Foundation
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Trop Gastroenterol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] India
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34. Glehen O, Gilly FN, Boutitie F, Bereder JM, Quenet F, Sideris L, Mansvelt B, Lorimier G, Msika S, Elias D, French Surgical Association: Toward curative treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from nonovarian origin by cytoreductive surgery combined with perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy: a multi-institutional study of 1,290 patients. Cancer; 2010 Dec 15;116(24):5608-18
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  • The principal origins of PC were colorectal adenocarcinoma (N = 523), pseudomyxoma peritonei (N = 301), gastric adenocarcinoma (N = 159), peritoneal mesothelioma (N = 88), and appendiceal adenocarcinoma (N = 50).
  • The overall median survival was 34 months; and the median survival was 30 months for patients with colorectal PC, not reached for patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei, 9 months for patients with gastric PC, 41 months for patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, and 77 months for patients with PC from appendiceal adenocarcinoma.

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  • (PMID = 20737573.001).
  • [ISSN] 0008-543X
  • [Journal-full-title] Cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Multicenter Study
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Investigator] Karine A; Olivier T; Catherine A; Patrick R; Philippe G; Gwenael F; Pierre M; Cecile B; Frederic M; Jacques TJ; Marc P; Rasmy L; Vincent T; Emily L; Sylvaine D; Kurt Vd
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35. Chen TH, Lin CJ, Wu RC, Ho YP, Hsu CM, Lin WP, Tseng YP, Chen CH, Chiu CT: The application of miniprobe ultrasonography in the diagnosis of colorectal subepithelial lesions. Chang Gung Med J; 2010 Jul-Aug;33(4):380-8
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  • [Title] The application of miniprobe ultrasonography in the diagnosis of colorectal subepithelial lesions.
  • BACKGROUND: Difficulty with the proximal lesion approach and durability of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) instruments usually limits its application for lower gaotrointestina (GI) lesions to locoregional staging of rectal cancer.
  • This study investigated the value of colonoscopic miniprobe ultrasonography for differential diagnosis and treatment strategy in patients with colorectal subepithelial lesions (SEL).
  • The final diagnosis of these lesions was confirmed by cross section imaging, histopathologic findings, or clinical follow-up.
  • Five patients had suspected rectal myogenic stromal tumors on EUS; three were transferred for surgical resection due to uterine myoma compression (N = 2) or mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix with rectal metastasis (N = 1), and two had uterine myoma detected by gynecologic ultrasound or CT.
  • One appendiceal stone with orifice obstruction mimicking cecal submucosal tumor was proved by surgical resection.

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  • (PMID = 20804667.001).
  • [ISSN] 2309-835X
  • [Journal-full-title] Chang Gung medical journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Chang Gung Med J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China (Republic : 1949- )
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36. Rohani P, Scotti SD, Shen P, Stewart JH, Russell GB, Cromer M, Levine EA: Use of FDG-PET imaging for patients with disseminated cancer of the appendix. Am Surg; 2010 Dec;76(12):1338-44
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  • [Title] Use of FDG-PET imaging for patients with disseminated cancer of the appendix.
  • The goal of this study is to evaluate the use of positron emission tomography (PET) in evaluation of patients with peritoneal dissemination of carcinoma of appendiceal origin (PDA).
  • We do not recommend the use of FDG-PET for patients with PDA from cancer of the appendix.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / radionuclide imaging. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / radionuclide imaging. Positron-Emission Tomography. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / radionuclide imaging

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  • (PMID = 21265346.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-1348
  • [Journal-full-title] The American surgeon
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / K08 CA131482
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Radiopharmaceuticals; 0Z5B2CJX4D / Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
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37. McCluggage WG, Wilkinson N: Metastatic neoplasms involving the ovary: a review with an emphasis on morphological and immunohistochemical features. Histopathology; 2005 Sep;47(3):231-47
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  • In this review metastatic colorectal, appendiceal, gastric, breast, pancreatic and biliary tract, hepatocellular, renal, transitional and cervical carcinomas and metastatic malignant melanoma involving the ovary are discussed, as is the issue of synchronous ovarian and endometrial carcinomas.
  • In recent years immunohistochemistry, especially but not exclusively differential cytokeratin (CK7 and CK20) staining, has been widely used as an aid to distinguish between a primary and secondary ovarian adenocarcinoma.
  • While immunohistochemistry undoubtedly has a valuable role to play and is paramount in diagnosis in some cases, the results must be interepreted with caution, especially in mucinous tumours, and within the relevant clinical context.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Ovarian Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 16115224.001).
  • [ISSN] 0309-0167
  • [Journal-full-title] Histopathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Histopathology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Intermediate Filament Proteins; 0 / KRT20 protein, human; 0 / KRT7 protein, human; 0 / Keratin-20; 0 / Keratin-7; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
  • [Number-of-references] 114
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38. Skrovina M, Czudek S, Bartos J, Ferák I, Adamcík L, Bezunková E, Vanko R: [The Peutz-Jeghers syndrome--a case review]. Rozhl Chir; 2007 Jan;86(1):24-6
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  • METHODS: The patient who presented with insignificant family history with a diagnosed stenosing tumor of his appendix and histological findings of highly suspected adenocarcinoma, was indicated for surgical revision and right-sided hemicolectomy.
  • [MeSH-major] Diagnostic Errors. Hamartoma / diagnosis. Intestinal Polyps / diagnosis. Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Adult. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Humans. Male

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  • (PMID = 17416075.001).
  • [ISSN] 0035-9351
  • [Journal-full-title] Rozhledy v chirurgii : měsíčník Československé chirurgické společnosti
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Rozhl Chir
  • [Language] cze
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Czech Republic
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39. Semino-Mora C, Liu H, McAvoy T, Nieroda C, Studeman K, Sardi A, Dubois A: Pseudomyxoma peritonei: is disease progression related to microbial agents? A study of bacteria, MUC2 AND MUC5AC expression in disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis and peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis. Ann Surg Oncol; 2008 May;15(5):1414-23
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  • BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is characterized by peritoneal tumors arising from a perforated appendiceal adenoma or adenocarcinoma, but associated entry of enteric bacteria in the peritoneum has not been considered as a cofactor.
  • METHODS: In situ hybridization was performed on resection specimens from five control subjects with noninflamed, nonperforated, non-neoplastic appendix and 16 patients with PMP [six with disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis (DPAM) and 10 with peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis (PMCA)].

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  • (PMID = 18299935.001).
  • [ISSN] 1534-4681
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA082312-08; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA082312; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / CA82312; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA082312-08
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / DNA Probes; 0 / MUC2 protein, human; 0 / MUC5AC protein, human; 0 / Mucin 5AC; 0 / Mucin-2; 0 / Mucins; 0 / RNA Probes
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ NIHMS72052; NLM/ PMC2570966
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40. Arnold D, Schmoll HJ, Lang H, Knoefel WT, Ridwelski K, Trarbach T, Staib L, Kirchner T, Geissler M, Seufferlein T, Amthauer H, Riess H, Schlitt HJ, Piso P: [Specific treatment situations in metastatic colorectal cancer]. Onkologie; 2010;33 Suppl 4:8-18
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  • [Title] [Specific treatment situations in metastatic colorectal cancer].
  • The core of the argument for pre- and postoperative chemotherapy in these patients is the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) 40983 study, which concluded that, in comparison with surgery alone, perioperative chemotherapy improved the 3-year progression-free survival (PFS) by 7 months.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy. Adenocarcinoma / mortality. Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Appendiceal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Appendiceal Neoplasms / mortality. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Chemotherapy, Adjuvant. Clinical Trials as Topic. Combined Modality Therapy. Disease-Free Survival. Humans. Neoadjuvant Therapy. Prognosis


41. Raja V, Balakrishnan R, Bollinger W, Crabtree D, Downey E, Mohindra M: Double diagnosis in cancer patients and cutaneous reaction related to gemcitabine: CASE 2. Mixed carcinoid-adenocarcinoma of the appendix. J Clin Oncol; 2005 Oct 1;23(28):7223-4
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  • [Title] Double diagnosis in cancer patients and cutaneous reaction related to gemcitabine: CASE 2. Mixed carcinoid-adenocarcinoma of the appendix.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16192607.001).
  • [ISSN] 0732-183X
  • [Journal-full-title] Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Clin. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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42. Ahmad J, Andrabi SI, Thekkinkattil DK, Rathore MA: Adenocarcinoid tumour of the appendix masquerading as acute appendicitis: a word of caution. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg; 2008 Apr;14(2):167-9
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  • [Title] Adenocarcinoid tumour of the appendix masquerading as acute appendicitis: a word of caution.
  • Adenocarcinoids are rare and aggressive tumors with histological features of both carcinoid tumor and adenocarcinoma.
  • We report a case of a 32-year-old man with diffuse infiltration of the appendix wall and mesoappendix by an adenocarcinoid.
  • We suggest that patients with diffuse appendiceal involvement require an aggressive surgical therapy and follow-up.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Carcinoid Tumor / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Appendicitis / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 18523911.001).
  • [ISSN] 1306-696X
  • [Journal-full-title] Ulusal travma ve acil cerrahi dergisi = Turkish journal of trauma & emergency surgery : TJTES
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Turkey
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43. Yemelyanova AV, Vang R, Judson K, Wu LS, Ronnett BM: Distinction of primary and metastatic mucinous tumors involving the ovary: analysis of size and laterality data by primary site with reevaluation of an algorithm for tumor classification. Am J Surg Pathol; 2008 Jan;32(1):128-38
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  • Distinction of primary ovarian mucinous tumors from metastatic/secondary mucinous tumors involving the ovaries is often challenging, not only at the time of intraoperative assessment when requested for surgical management (staging decisions) but also for final pathologic diagnosis.
  • To assess the general utility of this algorithm for distinction of primary and secondary mucinous tumors in the ovary and address the occurrence of exceptions (large unilateral metastases), analysis of tumor size and laterality data was performed using 194 tumors (52 primary tumors and 142 metastases), with metastases subclassified by primary site [colorectum (46), appendix (28 low-grade tumors, 20 carcinomas), pancreaticobiliary tract (20), small intestine (3), stomach (5), and endocervix (20)].
  • The original algorithm correctly classified 84% of tumors overall, including 100% of primary ovarian tumors and 77% of all metastases (colorectal: 74%; appendiceal: 79% of low-grade tumors, 100% of carcinomas; pancreaticobiliary: 95%; small intestinal: 33%; gastric: 80%; endocervical: 55%).
  • Performance was optimized at 13 cm, with correct classification of 87% of tumors overall, including 98% of primary tumors and 82% of metastases (colorectal: 80%; appendiceal: 79% of low-grade tumors, 100% of carcinomas; pancreaticobiliary: 100%; small intestinal: 33%; gastric: 100%; endocervical: 70%).
  • Recognition that metastatic colorectal carcinomas represent the most common metastases and have a greater tendency to violate the algorithm should prompt lowering of the threshold for suggesting the possibility of metastatic colorectal carcinoma for tumors displaying any microscopic features suggestive of that diagnosis, even when a history of primary colorectal carcinoma is lacking.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / classification. Algorithms. Neoplasm Metastasis / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / classification

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  • (PMID = 18162780.001).
  • [ISSN] 0147-5185
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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44. Iwuagwu OC, Jameel JK, Drew PJ, Hartley JE, Monson JR: Primary carcinoma of the appendix - Hull series. Dig Surg; 2005;22(3):163-7
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  • [Title] Primary carcinoma of the appendix - Hull series.
  • BACKGROUND: Appendiceal carcinoma (AC) is a rare entity that does not have a well-defined treatment strategy.
  • At presentation, most patients are clinically thought to have appendicitis and the diagnosis is made only by formal histology.
  • Once the diagnosis of AC is made, patients are treated by various strategies including surgery, chemotherapy depending on nodal status of the disease.
  • The histopathology reports of all appendiceal specimens removed were traced.
  • We did not include patients with primary carcinoid tumours or secondary adenocarcinoma.
  • Five patients survived at least 4 years from the time of diagnosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / surgery. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery

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  • (PMID = 16037676.001).
  • [ISSN] 0253-4886
  • [Journal-full-title] Digestive surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Dig Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
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45. Waku T: [A study on nine cases of mucocele of the appendix]. Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi; 2008 Feb;105(2):214-20
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  • [Title] [A study on nine cases of mucocele of the appendix].
  • A clinicopathological study was made on 9 cases of mucocele (8 cases of adenoma and 1 case of adenocarcinoma) of the appendix treated at the hospital in the recent 12 years.
  • With abdominal CT, correct preoperative diagnosis was successfully made in 7 out of 9 cases of mucocele of the appendix.
  • Two cases of mucocele of the appendix were diagnosed as peritoneal pseudomyxoma before surgery.
  • The most common operative procedure was ileocecal resection in 4 cases including 2 cases undergone irrigation of the abdominal cavity, and partial cecectomy in 5 cases including 2 cases undergone irrigation in the abdominal cavity.
  • For a patient with adenocarcinoma, we repeated intraperitoneal chemotherapy with cisplatin after surgery.
  • Eight patients with adenoma are doing well, but one patient with adenocarcinoma died 48 months after surgery.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendix. Cecal Diseases / diagnosis. Mucocele / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged

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  • (PMID = 18250592.001).
  • [ISSN] 0446-6586
  • [Journal-full-title] Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi
  • [Language] jpn
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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46. Lakatos PL, Gyori G, Halasz J, Fuszek P, Papp J, Jaray B, Lukovich P, Lakatos L: Mucocele of the appendix: an unusual cause of lower abdominal pain in a patient with ulcerative colitis. A case report and review of literature. World J Gastroenterol; 2005 Jan 21;11(3):457-9
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  • [Title] Mucocele of the appendix: an unusual cause of lower abdominal pain in a patient with ulcerative colitis. A case report and review of literature.
  • Colononoscopy and biopsy established the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (proctosigmoiditis).
  • Cytology confirmed the diagnosis of mucocele.
  • He recovered well and the final histology revealed a cystadenoma of the appendix.
  • Although primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is uncommon, the authors emphasize that preoperative diagnosis of an underlying malignancy in a mucocele is important for patient management; however, it is difficult on imaging studies.
  • [MeSH-major] Abdominal Pain / etiology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / complications. Appendix. Cecal Diseases / complications. Colitis, Ulcerative / complications. Cystadenoma / complications. Mucocele / complications
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnosis, Differential. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Ultrasonography

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  • (PMID = 15637769.001).
  • [ISSN] 1007-9327
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J. Gastroenterol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Number-of-references] 18
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC4205363
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47. O'Donnell ME, Badger SA, Beattie GC, Carson J, Garstin WI: Malignant neoplasms of the appendix. Int J Colorectal Dis; 2007 Oct;22(10):1239-48
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  • [Title] Malignant neoplasms of the appendix.
  • BACKGROUND: Appendiceal neoplasms, first described in 1882, are still rare, with pre-operative diagnosis invariably difficult.
  • A literature search of the PubMed database was then performed using the medical search headings; appendix, tumour, neoplasm and malignancy.
  • Other appendiceal pathologies were identified after appendicectomies, hemicolectomy and oophorectomy.
  • Patients with classical carcinoid tumours (CCT) had better outcomes than patients with the goblet cell carcinoid, adenocarcinoma and lymphoma.
  • CONCLUSIONS: From our own experience and a subsequent review of the literature, we recommend right hemicolectomy as the treatment of choice for all malignant appendiceal neoplasms, except for small CCT less than 2 cm in diameter at the tip of the appendix, with a low proliferative index, without angiolymphatic or mesoappendiceal extension.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / therapy

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  • [ISSN] 0179-1958
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of colorectal disease
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Colorectal Dis
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Meta-Analysis
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48. Alexiou K, Sikalias N, Demonakou M, Mylona SC, Triantafyllis V, Kalogirou A, Antsaklis G: Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting with atypical symptomatology and presence of pseudomyxoma peritonei: a case report. Cases J; 2009;2:9089
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  • [Title] Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix presenting with atypical symptomatology and presence of pseudomyxoma peritonei: a case report.
  • INTRODUCTION: Primary tumors of the appendix are unusual and most of them are carcinoids.
  • CASE PRESENTATION: A female patient with mucous adenocarcinoma of the appendix, which primarily presented as atypical abdominal pain.
  • Diagnosis of the disease was made after appendicectomy and histopathological analysis of the specimen.
  • CONCLUSION: Mucin producing adenocarcinomas of the appendix are a category of rare cancers of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Although at present they are a well studied pathologic entity, the crucial issue of their preoperative diagnosis remains unsolved.

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  • [ISSN] 1757-1626
  • [Journal-full-title] Cases journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cases J
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49. Maes M, Segers K, Cheyns P: Goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix: laparoscopic appendectomy or right hemicolectomy? Acta Chir Belg; 2008 Jul-Aug;108(4):447-50
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  • [Title] Goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix: laparoscopic appendectomy or right hemicolectomy?
  • Goblet cell carcinoids are uncommon tumours with histological features of both adenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumour.
  • They occur predominantly in the appendix and although the malignant potential remains unclear, adenocarcinoids appear to be more aggressive than conventional carcinoids.
  • Macroscopically, a diffusely inflamed appendix was found with no sign of perforation.
  • As they may present the same clinical presentation, pathological diagnosis is required to distinguish goblet cell carcinoid from acute appendicitis.
  • Two-stage surgery for goblet cell carcinoid is advocated in the literature, but the debate still continues as to whether the goblet cell carcinoid should be treated by appendectomy alone, as for most carcinoids, or by right hemicolectomy, as for the appendiceal adenocarcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendectomy / methods. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Carcinoid Tumor / surgery. Colectomy / methods. Laparoscopy / methods
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Follow-Up Studies. Humans

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  • (PMID = 18807600.001).
  • [ISSN] 0001-5458
  • [Journal-full-title] Acta chirurgica Belgica
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Acta Chir. Belg.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Belgium
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50. Coursey CA, Nelson RC, Moreno RD, Dodd LG, Patel MB, Vaslef S: Carcinoid tumors of the appendix: are these tumors identifiable prospectively on preoperative CT? Am Surg; 2010 Mar;76(3):273-5
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  • [Title] Carcinoid tumors of the appendix: are these tumors identifiable prospectively on preoperative CT?
  • The purpose of this study was to determine if carcinoid tumors of the appendix were identified prospectively on preoperative CT at our institution during the last decade.
  • A surgical database search performed using the Current Procedural Terminology codes for appendectomy and colectomy yielded 2108 patients who underwent appendectomy or colectomy with removal of the appendix from January 1998 through September 2007.
  • Pathology reports were reviewed to identify patients in whom an appendiceal carcinoid tumor was identified.
  • Carcinoid tumors occurred in 1.1 per cent of appendix specimens.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / radiography. Carcinoid Tumor / radiography. Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / epidemiology. Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Female. Humans. Incidental Findings. Intestinal Neoplasms / epidemiology. Intestinal Neoplasms / surgery. Male. Middle Aged. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / surgery. Preoperative Period. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 20349655.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-1348
  • [Journal-full-title] The American surgeon
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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51. Costantini M, Montalti R, Rossi G, Luisa L, Masetti M, Di Benedetto F, Giorgio G: Adenocarcinoid tumor of the extrahepatic biliary tract. Int J Surg Pathol; 2008 Oct;16(4):455-7
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  • The term adenocarcinoid was first coined by Warkel et al in 1978 to describe a group of uncommon low-grade malignant appendiceal tumors with morphologic and histochemical evidence of both glandular (adenocarcinoma) and neuroendocrine (carcinoid) differentiation for which several terms have been used in the past.
  • Although the appendix is the most frequent site of this tumor, similar neoplasms have been reported also in other sites, such as colon, gallbladder, Vater's ampulla, and stomach.
  • Provided that it can metastasize, a recent meta-analysis on appendiceal adenocarcinoids showed that right hemicolectomy is not required when the tumor is completely excised and there is no cecal involvement.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Biliary Tract Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / pathology
  • [MeSH-minor] Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Klatskin Tumor / pathology. Middle Aged. Ovarian Cysts / complications. Sjogren's Syndrome / complications. Tonsillectomy

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  • (PMID = 18480386.001).
  • [ISSN] 1066-8969
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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52. Boutros C, Somasundar P, Espat NJ: Early results on the use of biomaterials as adjuvant to abdominal wall closure following cytoreduction and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. World J Surg Oncol; 2010;8:72
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  • The primary pathology was appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma (n = 3) colorectal cancer (n = 3), and ovarian cancer (n = 2).
  • The mean peritoneal cancer index (PCI) was 8.75.
  • [MeSH-major] Abdominal Injuries / therapy. Abdominal Wall / surgery. Biocompatible Materials / therapeutic use. Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion. Hyperthermia, Induced. Postoperative Complications / therapy
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / therapy. Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / therapy. Colorectal Neoplasms / pathology. Colorectal Neoplasms / therapy. Female. Hernia, Ventral / pathology. Hernia, Ventral / surgery. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / therapy. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 20727181.001).
  • [ISSN] 1477-7819
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biocompatible Materials
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2931502
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53. Smeenk RM, van Velthuysen ML, Verwaal VJ, Zoetmulder FA: Appendiceal neoplasms and pseudomyxoma peritonei: a population based study. Eur J Surg Oncol; 2008 Feb;34(2):196-201
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  • [Title] Appendiceal neoplasms and pseudomyxoma peritonei: a population based study.
  • BACKGROUND: Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare disease with an estimated incidence of 1 per million per year, and is thought to originate usually from an appendiceal mucinous epithelial neoplasm.
  • METHODS: The nationwide pathology database of the Netherlands (PALGA) was searched for the incidence of all appendectomies, the incidence of primary epithelial appendiceal lesions and the incidence and pathology history of patients with PMP.
  • An appendiceal lesion was found in 1482 appendiceal specimens (0.9%).
  • Coincidentally, an additional epithelial colonic neoplasm was found in 13% of patients with an appendiceal epithelial lesion.
  • A mucinous epithelial neoplasm was identified in 0.3% (73% benign, 27% malignant) of appendiceal specimens and 20% of these patients developed PMP.
  • The primary site was identified in 68% and dominated by the appendix (82%).
  • CONCLUSIONS: Primary epithelial lesions of the appendix are rare.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / epidemiology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / epidemiology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / epidemiology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / epidemiology. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / epidemiology

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  • (PMID = 17524597.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-2157
  • [Journal-full-title] European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Eur J Surg Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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54. Lin CY, Huang JS, Jwo SC, Chen HY: Recurrent gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as acute appendicitis: a case report. Int J Clin Pract Suppl; 2005 Apr;(147):89-91
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  • [Title] Recurrent gastric adenocarcinoma presenting as acute appendicitis: a case report.
  • We report a case of acute appendicitis due to recurrent metastatic gastric adenocarcinoma involving only appendix, without the evidence of abdominal carcinomatosis 2 years after initial diagnosis of the primary gastric lesion.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Appendiceal Neoplasms / secondary. Appendicitis / etiology. Stomach Neoplasms / therapy

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  • (PMID = 15875636.001).
  • [ISSN] 1368-504X
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of clinical practice. Supplement
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int J Clin Pract Suppl
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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55. Chetty R, Serra S: Lipid-rich and clear cell neuroendocrine tumors ("carcinoids") of the appendix: potential confusion with goblet cell carcinoid. Am J Surg Pathol; 2010 Mar;34(3):401-4
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  • [Title] Lipid-rich and clear cell neuroendocrine tumors ("carcinoids") of the appendix: potential confusion with goblet cell carcinoid.
  • Such variants have not been described in carcinoid tumors of the appendix and cases with a prominent proportion of clear or more correctly, lipid-rich cytoplasm may bear a superficial resemblance to goblet cell carcinoid and/or signet ring adenocarcinoma.
  • The carcinoid tumors were incidental in all cases with 4 of patients presenting with appendicitis, 2 with concomitant mucinous cystadenocarcinomas of the appendix and 1 with an adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon.
  • The importance of recognizing this variant of carcinoid tumor in the appendix is to avoid confusion with goblet cell carcinoid tumors with or without a signet ring adenocarcinoma.
  • The presence of multi-vacuolated, foamy and clear cells, some resembling signet ring or goblet cells, in otherwise classic carcinoid tumors is rare but should be considered in this context in the appendix.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / pathology. Lipids / analysis
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Biomarkers, Tumor / analysis. Cytoplasm / chemistry. Cytoplasm / pathology. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Incidental Findings. Male. Middle Aged. Prognosis. Vacuoles / chemistry. Vacuoles / pathology. Young Adult

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  • (PMID = 20139759.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / Lipids
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56. Garwood RA, Sawyer MD, Ledesma EJ, Foley E, Claridge JA: A case and review of bowel perforation secondary to metastatic lung cancer. Am Surg; 2005 Feb;71(2):110-6
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  • [Title] A case and review of bowel perforation secondary to metastatic lung cancer.
  • Gastrointestinal tract perforation (GITP) secondary to metastatic lung cancer is extremely rare.
  • We present a case of small bowel perforation secondary to metastatic lung cancer.
  • The objective of this study was to review the current literature and further characterize the incidence, histology, and risk of GITP secondary to lung cancer metastasis.
  • A Medline search was done to identify all the cases of GITP attributed to metastatic lung cancer reported in the literature.
  • We identified 98 cases of perforated lung cancer metastasis to the small intestine.
  • Four gastric perforations, three colonic perforations, and one appendiceal perforation were also identified but not analyzed.
  • Small bowel perforations were most often caused by adenocarcinoma (23.7%), squamous cell carcinoma (22.7%), large cell carcinoma (20.6%), and small cell carcinoma (19.6%).
  • The prevalence of small bowel perforation secondary to a given primary lung cancer histology varied by region.
  • Despite a high incidence of lung cancer, small bowel perforation secondary to lung cancer metastasis remains relatively rare.
  • Small bowel perforations are caused most often by adenocarcinoma; however, squamous cell and large cell carcinoma metastases are more likely to result in perforation.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / secondary. Ileal Diseases / etiology. Ileal Neoplasms / secondary. Intestinal Perforation / etiology. Lung Neoplasms / pathology


57. Lee YT, Wu HS, Hung MC, Lin ST, Hwang YS, Huang MH: Ruptured appendiceal cystadenoma presenting as right inguinal hernia in a patient with left colon cancer: a case report and review of literature. BMC Gastroenterol; 2006;6:32
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  • [Title] Ruptured appendiceal cystadenoma presenting as right inguinal hernia in a patient with left colon cancer: a case report and review of literature.
  • BACKGROUND: Mucoceles resulting from cystadenomas of the appendix are uncommon.
  • There are several reports associating colonic malignancy with cystadenomas of the appendix.
  • Herein, we report an unusual and interesting case of right inguinal hernia associated with left colon cancer.
  • CASE PRESENTATION: A case of ruptured mucocele resulting from cystadenoma of the appendix was presented as right inguinal hernia in a 70-year-old male.
  • Localized pseudomyxoma peritonei associated with adenocarcinoma of the descending colon was diagnosed.
  • CONCLUSION: Synchronous colon cancer may occur in patients with appendiceal mucoceles.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma. Appendiceal Neoplasms / complications. Colonic Neoplasms. Cystadenoma / complications. Hernia, Inguinal / etiology. Mucocele / complications. Neoplasms, Second Primary

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  • [ISSN] 1471-230X
  • [Journal-full-title] BMC gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] BMC Gastroenterol
  • [Language] eng
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58. Uharcek P, Mlyncek M, Durcanský D: Appendiceal adenocarcinoma presenting with bilateral Krukenberg tumors. J Obstet Gynaecol Res; 2007 Apr;33(2):211-4
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  • [Title] Appendiceal adenocarcinoma presenting with bilateral Krukenberg tumors.
  • Primary appendiceal malignancy metastatic to the ovaries is a condition that may mimic advanced stage ovarian cancer.
  • A 52-year-old woman referred to our institution for presumed advanced stage of ovarian cancer was found to have primary appendiceal adenocarcinoma metastatic to ovaries at laparotomy.
  • It is important for the gynecologist-oncologist to include tumors of the appendix into the differential diagnosis of any case of ovarian tumor.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Krukenberg Tumor / secondary. Ovarian Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 17441899.001).
  • [ISSN] 1341-8076
  • [Journal-full-title] The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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59. Kidd M, Modlin IM, Mane SM, Camp RL, Shapiro MD: Q RT-PCR detection of chromogranin A: a new standard in the identification of neuroendocrine tumor disease. Ann Surg; 2006 Feb;243(2):273-80
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  • METHODS: CgA gene expression was examined by Q-RT PCR in GI carcinoids (small intestinal and metastases, n=17, gastric, n=5), appendiceal tumors (n=10), and adenocarcinomas (gastric, n=5, colorectal, n=6).
  • CgA protein expression levels were quantitatively analyzed following IHC by automated quantitative analysis (AQUA) in 2 tissue microarrays (GI carcinoid and GI adenocarcinoma).
  • CgA levels were higher (approximately 2-4-fold) in NE appendiceal carcinoids than in adenocarcinoids, but in GI adenocarcinomas were identical to normal mucosa.

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  • (PMID = 16432362.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-4932
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgery
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg.
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01 CA097050; United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / R01-CA-097050
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / CHGA protein, human; 0 / Chromogranin A; 0 / Chromogranins; 0 / RNA, Neoplasm
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1448909
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60. Osborne CL, Boulind CE, Cooper E, Francis NK: Incidental cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix in a patient undergoing laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for caecal cancer: a case report. Cases J; 2009;2:7505
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  • [Title] Incidental cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix in a patient undergoing laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for caecal cancer: a case report.
  • Primary appendiceal neoplasms are rare and usually found incidentally after appendicectomy for suspected appendicitis.
  • We report a case of a perforated cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix occurring synchronously with caecal adenocarcinoma in an 81-year-old woman without abdominal symptoms or signs, who presented with iron deficiency anaemia.

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  • (PMID = 19829982.001).
  • [ISSN] 1757-1626
  • [Journal-full-title] Cases journal
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Cases J
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
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61. Ferreira CR, Carvalho JP, Soares FA, Siqueira SA, Carvalho FM: Mucinous ovarian tumors associated with pseudomyxoma peritonei of adenomucinosis type: immunohistochemical evidence that they are secondary tumors. Int J Gynecol Cancer; 2008 Jan-Feb;18(1):59-65
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  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a clinical condition initially thought to be related to ovarian mucinous tumors; however, immunohistochemistry and molecular biology techniques have convincingly made the link to appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, resulting in changes in histologic and clinical approaches.
  • An appendiceal origin seems the most probable for this group of neoplasias.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Intestinal Neoplasms / pathology. Neoplasms, Second Primary / pathology. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / pathology


62. Bucher P, Gervaz P, Ris F, Oulhaci W, Inan I, Morel P: Laparoscopic versus open resection for appendix carcinoid. Surg Endosc; 2006 Jun;20(6):967-70
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  • [Title] Laparoscopic versus open resection for appendix carcinoid.
  • BACKGROUND: Since an increasing number of appendectomies are performed via laparoscopy, it is crucial to determine the impact of this approach on appendix carcinoid (AC) outcome.
  • Two patients died in the OP group, one due to metastatic carcinoid and the other due to metachronous colorectal cancer.
  • Risk for developing colorectal adenocarcinoma is high in AC patients and warrants follow-up of all patients with colonoscopic screening.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendectomy / methods. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Carcinoid Tumor / surgery. Laparoscopy

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  • (PMID = 16738993.001).
  • [ISSN] 1432-2218
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgical endoscopy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg Endosc
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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63. Sugarbaker PH, Bijelic L: The porta hepatis as a site of recurrence of mucinous appendiceal neoplasms treated by cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Tumori; 2008 Sep-Oct;94(5):694-700
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  • [Title] The porta hepatis as a site of recurrence of mucinous appendiceal neoplasms treated by cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
  • The goal of this study was to investigate the porta hepatis as a site of recurrence of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms.
  • METHODS: A prospective database on patients with peritoneal dissemination of mucinous appendiceal neoplasms has been maintained for 21 years.
  • RESULTS: In 710 patients treated for mucinous appendiceal cancer with a complete cytoreduction, 140 developed recurrent disease.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / secondary. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / therapy. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Appendectomy. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / therapy. Liver Neoplasms / secondary

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  • (PMID = 19112943.001).
  • [ISSN] 0300-8916
  • [Journal-full-title] Tumori
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tumori
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
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64. McQuellon RP, Russell GB, Shen P, Stewart JH 4th, Saunders W, Levine EA: Survival and health outcomes after cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for disseminated peritoneal cancer of appendiceal origin. Ann Surg Oncol; 2008 Jan;15(1):125-33
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  • [Title] Survival and health outcomes after cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for disseminated peritoneal cancer of appendiceal origin.
  • BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis of appendiceal origin can alleviate symptoms and prolong survival.
  • METHODS: Patients underwent cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for peritoneal cancer.
  • Patients completed questionnaires consisting of demographic information and the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy, the SF-36 Medical Outcomes Study survey, the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale, and the ECOG Performance Status Rating before (T1) and after surgery at 3 (T2), 6 (T3), 12 (T4), and 24 (T5) months.
  • CONCLUSIONS: Although complications can affect short-term recovery, survival in appendix cancer patients with peritoneal cancer is good and for some can be achieved without major decrements in QOL at 1 year.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / mortality. Appendiceal Neoplasms / mortality. Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion. Hyperthermia, Induced. Peritoneal Neoplasms / mortality

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  • (PMID = 18030535.001).
  • [ISSN] 1534-4681
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / K08 CA131482
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antibiotics, Antineoplastic; 50SG953SK6 / Mitomycin
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65. Hadj-Taieb I, Masmoudi A, Ayadi L, Meziou TJ, Khabir A, Charfeddine A, Boujelbène S, Beyrouti MI, Tahri N, Boudawara T, Turki H, Zahaf A: [Appendicular cystadenocarcinoma with cutaneous fistula]. Ann Dermatol Venereol; 2010 Mar;137(3):198-202
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  • BACKGROUND: Cutaneous metastasis of colorectal cancer is rare.
  • We report a case of fistular lesions of the buttocks revealing a mixed tumour of the appendix involving mucinous cystadenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumour.
  • Histological examination of skin biopsy specimens identified infiltration of the dermis by metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma while colonoscopy showed a caecal tumour measuring 4 cm.
  • Histopathological examination of surgical specimen confirmed mixed tumour consisting of perforated mucinous cystadenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumour of the appendix.
  • DISCUSSION: Cutaneous metastasis of colorectal cancer is an uncommon event that usually occurs after identification of the primary tumour and generally indicates advanced-stage disease and an ominous prognosis.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Cecal Neoplasms / pathology. Cutaneous Fistula / etiology. Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology

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  • [Copyright] Copyright 2010 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
  • (PMID = 20227562.001).
  • [ISSN] 0151-9638
  • [Journal-full-title] Annales de dermatologie et de vénéréologie
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann Dermatol Venereol
  • [Language] fre
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] France
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66. Mall AS, Chirwa N, Govender D, Lotz Z, Tyler M, Rodrigues J, Kahn D, Goldberg P: MUC2, MUC5AC and MUC5B in the mucus of a patient with pseudomyxoma peritonei: biochemical and immunohistochemical study. Pathol Int; 2007 Aug;57(8):537-47
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  • Histopathological examination confirmed a mucinous appendicular adenocarcinoma.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Adenocarcinoma / secretion. Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Aged. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / secretion. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Biomarkers, Tumor / metabolism. Humans. Male. Mucin 5AC. Mucin-2. Mucin-5B. Palliative Care. Treatment Outcome

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  • (PMID = 17610480.001).
  • [ISSN] 1320-5463
  • [Journal-full-title] Pathology international
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Pathol. Int.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] Australia
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor; 0 / MUC2 protein, human; 0 / MUC5AC protein, human; 0 / MUC5B protein, human; 0 / Mucin 5AC; 0 / Mucin-2; 0 / Mucin-5B; 0 / Mucins
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67. Cirocco WC: Right hemicolectomy remains the treatment of choice for adenocarcinoma of the appendix. Gastrointest Endosc; 2005 May;61(6):791; author reply 792
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  • [Title] Right hemicolectomy remains the treatment of choice for adenocarcinoma of the appendix.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Colectomy / methods. Decision Making

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  • [CommentOn] Gastrointest Endosc. 2004 May;59(6):731-3 [15114326.001]
  • (PMID = 15856001.001).
  • [ISSN] 0016-5107
  • [Journal-full-title] Gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gastrointest. Endosc.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Comment; Letter
  • [Publication-country] United States
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68. Feltmate CM, Lee KR, Johnson M, Schorge JO, Wong KK, Hao K, Welch WR, Bell DA, Berkowitz RS, Mok SC: Whole-genome allelotyping identified distinct loss-of-heterozygosity patterns in mucinous ovarian and appendiceal carcinomas. Clin Cancer Res; 2005 Nov 1;11(21):7651-7
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  • [Title] Whole-genome allelotyping identified distinct loss-of-heterozygosity patterns in mucinous ovarian and appendiceal carcinomas.
  • PURPOSE: Mucinous adenocarcinoma of the ovary is one of the common histologic types of ovarian cancer.
  • In addition, the differential diagnosis of metastatic mucinous carcinomas to the ovaries, particularly those originating from the appendix, remains challenging.
  • The purpose of this study is to identify molecular biomarkers for mucinous ovarian adenocarcinoma and compare them with those of appendiceal origin.
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Genome-wide loss-of-heterozygosity (LOH) analysis was done on DNA isolated from 28 microdissected primary mucinous ovarian carcinomas and five appendiceal adenocarcinomas.
  • Markers from high-loss regions were selected for further analysis on a total of 32 ovarian and 14 appendiceal cancers.
  • The frequency of allelic loss was similar between high-grade and low-grade mucinous ovarian carcinoma cases but was significantly higher in ovarian versus appendiceal cases.
  • In addition, LOH rates on five chromosomal loci were statistically different between ovarian and appendiceal carcinomas.
  • Despite histologic similarities between mucinous ovarian carcinomas and metastatic appendiceal carcinomas, they have distinct LOH profiles, which may be used for distinguishing the two diseases.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / genetics. Appendiceal Neoplasms / genetics. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoma / genetics. Genome. Genotype. Heterozygote. Loss of Heterozygosity. Ovarian Neoplasms / genetics. Ovarian Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 16278384.001).
  • [ISSN] 1078-0432
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin. Cancer Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / P50CA165009; United States / NCRR NIH HHS / RR / RR33CA103595
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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69. Schrofer C, Villiger P, Cathomas R: [Multiple primary neoplasms - coincidence or tumor syndrom?]. Praxis (Bern 1994); 2009 Sep 9;98(18):1027-31
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  • BACKGROUND: Multiple primary neoplasms occur either by hazard or in the context of hereditary cancer syndromes, after chronic toxic exposition, in immunodeficiency or as secondary malignancies after radio- and/or chemotherapy.
  • CASE REPORT: We present the history of an actually asymptomatic female patient with four different malignancies within 30 years: malignant melanoma (1976), liposarcoma (1983), carcinoma of the appendix (2006) and lymphoma (2006).
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Ileal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Liposarcoma / diagnosis. Lymphoma, Follicular / diagnosis. Melanoma / diagnosis. Neoplasms, Second Primary / diagnosis. Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis. Soft Tissue Neoplasms / diagnosis

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  • (PMID = 19739050.001).
  • [ISSN] 1661-8157
  • [Journal-full-title] Praxis
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Praxis (Bern 1994)
  • [Language] ger
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Switzerland
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70. Matsui H, Igarashi N, Okamura A, Itano O, Koyama Y, Miyakita M: Laparoscopy-assisted resection of an appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma. Tokai J Exp Clin Med; 2007 Dec;32(4):140-3
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  • [Title] Laparoscopy-assisted resection of an appendiceal mucinous cystadenoma.
  • We present a 48-year-old man with a complaint of dull right-lower abdominal pain who was diagnosed with mucocele of the appendix.
  • In the procedure, the entire right colon was freed from the retroperitoneal structures without rupturing the tumor; and ileocecal resection and anastomosis were performed extracorporeally.
  • The pathological diagnosis of the tumor was mucinous cystadenoma of the appendix, measuring 9.0 cm × 8.0 cm × 4.0 cm.
  • When resecting an appendiceal mucinous tumor laparoscopically, it is essential (1) to keep the tumor intact during manipulation, and to use a wound-protecting device when delivering the lesion;.
  • (2) to consider the extent of tumor resection with a negative surgical margin as well as prophylactic lymph node dissection in cases of suspected adenocarcinoma, even though the oncological adequacy of the laparoscopic procedure for carcinoma remains to be elucidated; and (3) to check whether any mucinous fluid has accumulated in the abdominal cavity, which represents an indication for open surgery.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / surgery. Laparoscopy / methods

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  • (PMID = 21318954.001).
  • [ISSN] 2185-2243
  • [Journal-full-title] The Tokai journal of experimental and clinical medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Tokai J. Exp. Clin. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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71. Yantiss RK, Shia J, Klimstra DS, Hahn HP, Odze RD, Misdraji J: Prognostic significance of localized extra-appendiceal mucin deposition in appendiceal mucinous neoplasms. Am J Surg Pathol; 2009 Feb;33(2):248-55
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  • [Title] Prognostic significance of localized extra-appendiceal mucin deposition in appendiceal mucinous neoplasms.
  • Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms confined to the mucosa are benign, whereas those with disseminated peritoneal mucin deposits often follow an indolent, but malignant, course.
  • Not infrequently, appendiceal mucinous neoplasms are associated with localized periappendiceal mucin deposits, but lack diffuse peritoneal involvement.
  • Although some investigators consider both acellular and cellular periappendiceal mucin to pose no, or minimal, risk for recurrent disease, the biologic importance of localized extra-appendiceal mucin has never been evaluated.
  • We identified 65 patients with appendiceal mucinous neoplasms, all of whom had localized periappendiceal mucin deposits without diffuse peritoneal involvement, and assessed them for the presence of extra-appendiceal epithelium and clinical outcome.
  • Most (77%) cases showed acellular periappendiceal mucin, but 15 (23%) had scant extra-appendiceal epithelium (range: 1 to 12 cell clusters).
  • Thus, patients with appendiceal mucinous neoplasms and acellular periappendiceal mucin are unlikely to develop recurrent disease.
  • However, microscopic examination of the entire appendix is necessary, as lesions with extra-appendiceal tumor cells are more likely to progress to disseminated disease and result in death of the patient, even if the mucin is paucicellular and confined to the periappendiceal region.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Mucins / metabolism

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  • (PMID = 18852679.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Mucins
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72. Tran TA, Holloway RW, Finkler NJ: Metastatic appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma to well-differentiated diffuse mesothelioma of the peritoneal cavity: a mimicker of florid mesothelial hyperplasia in association with neoplasms. Int J Gynecol Pathol; 2008 Oct;27(4):526-30
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  • [Title] Metastatic appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma to well-differentiated diffuse mesothelioma of the peritoneal cavity: a mimicker of florid mesothelial hyperplasia in association with neoplasms.
  • The subsequent operation, however, demonstrated a mucinous neoplasm of the appendix with involvement of the peritoneal cavity in the form of peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis as well as metastases to the uterine serosa and adnexal surfaces.
  • Microscopic analysis revealed an appendiceal adenocarcinoma with signet-ring-cell features that has metastasized to a diffuse well-differentiated mesothelioma of the peritoneal cavity.
  • To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a metastatic appendiceal mucinous adenocarcinoma to a well-differentiated diffuse mesothelioma of the peritoneal cavity.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Mesothelioma / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Histocytochemistry. Humans

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  • (PMID = 18753969.001).
  • [ISSN] 1538-7151
  • [Journal-full-title] International journal of gynecological pathology : official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Pathologists
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int. J. Gynecol. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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73. Sugarbaker PH, Alderman R, Edwards G, Marquardt CE, Gushchin V, Esquivel J, Chang D: Prospective morbidity and mortality assessment of cytoreductive surgery plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy to treat peritoneal dissemination of appendiceal mucinous malignancy. Ann Surg Oncol; 2006 May;13(5):635-44
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  • [Title] Prospective morbidity and mortality assessment of cytoreductive surgery plus perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy to treat peritoneal dissemination of appendiceal mucinous malignancy.
  • BACKGROUND: Appendiceal mucinous neoplasms present, in most patients, with peritoneal dissemination at the time of initial diagnosis.
  • Patients may have a borderline tumor showing disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis or an aggressive malignancy identified as peritoneal mucinous adenocarcinoma.
  • Adverse events were tabulated for each cytoreduction performed in these appendiceal malignancy patients.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The mortality of 2.0% and the overall grade IV morbidity of 19% in these patients may be acceptable in light of modern standards for the management of gastrointestinal cancer.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / drug therapy. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / surgery. Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Peritoneal Neoplasms / surgery

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  • [CommentIn] Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 May;13(5):597-9 [16538404.001]
  • (PMID = 16523363.001).
  • [ISSN] 1068-9265
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 50SG953SK6 / Mitomycin; U3P01618RT / Fluorouracil
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74. Kane JM 3rd: The "alphabet soup" of peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal neoplasms and other malignancies. Ann Surg Oncol; 2006 May;13(5):597-9
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  • [Title] The "alphabet soup" of peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal neoplasms and other malignancies.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / secondary. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary

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  • [CommentOn] Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 May;13(5):624-34 [16538401.001]
  • [CommentOn] Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 May;13(5):635-44 [16523363.001]
  • (PMID = 16538404.001).
  • [ISSN] 1068-9265
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comment; Editorial
  • [Publication-country] United States
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75. Rankovic VI, Masirevic VP, Pavlov MJ, Ceranic MS, Milenkovic MG, Simic AP, Kecmanovic DM: Hemodynamic and cardiovascular problems during modified hyperthermic intraperitoneal perioperative chemotherapy. Hepatogastroenterology; 2007 Mar;54(74):364-6
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  • BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal perioperative chemotherapy (HIPEC) significantly improves patients survival with peritoneal carcinomatosis especially in low-grade tumor e.g. ovarian and appendiceal adenocarcinoma, peritoneal pseudomyxoma and grade I gastric and colorectal cancer.
  • [MeSH-major] Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage. Blood Pressure / physiology. Cardiac Output / physiology. Chemotherapy, Cancer, Regional Perfusion / adverse effects. Colorectal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Colorectal Neoplasms / surgery. Heart Rate / physiology. Hyperthermia, Induced / adverse effects. Ovarian Neoplasms / drug therapy. Ovarian Neoplasms / surgery. Peritoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Peritoneal Neoplasms / surgery. Postoperative Complications / physiopathology. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / drug therapy. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / surgery

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  • (PMID = 17523275.001).
  • [ISSN] 0172-6390
  • [Journal-full-title] Hepato-gastroenterology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hepatogastroenterology
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Greece
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antineoplastic Agents
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76. Roy P, Chetty R: Goblet cell carcinoid tumors of the appendix: An overview. World J Gastrointest Oncol; 2010 Jun 15;2(6):251-8
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  • [Title] Goblet cell carcinoid tumors of the appendix: An overview.
  • Goblet cell carcinoid is an enigmatic and rare tumor involving the appendix almost exclusively.
  • These may be of signet ring cell type or poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma.
  • Recently molecular studies have shown these tumors to lack the signatures of adenocarcinoma but they have some changes similar to that of ileal carcinoids (allelic loss of chromosome 11q, 16q and 18q).
  • The natural history of GCC is intermediate between carcinoids and adenocarcinomas of the appendix.

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  • (PMID = 21160637.001).
  • [ISSN] 1948-5204
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of gastrointestinal oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J Gastrointest Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] China
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2998842
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Appendiceal neoplasm / Goblet cell carcinoid / Mucin-producing neuroendocrine tumor of appendix
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77. Chetty R, Klimstra DS, Henson DE, Albores-Saavedra J: Combined classical carcinoid and goblet cell carcinoid tumor: a new morphologic variant of carcinoid tumor of the appendix. Am J Surg Pathol; 2010 Aug;34(8):1163-7
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  • [Title] Combined classical carcinoid and goblet cell carcinoid tumor: a new morphologic variant of carcinoid tumor of the appendix.
  • Carcinoid tumors are the most common neoplasms of the appendix.
  • In this report, we describe 5 cases of combined classical carcinoid and goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) tumors of the appendix.
  • The tumors (0.6 to 6.0 cm) were located in the mid-portion and the tip of the appendix.
  • All 5 appendiceal tumors had microscopic features of both classical carcinoid and GCC, either intimately admixed or separate but closely apposed.
  • The pelvic soft tissue and ovarian metastases in case 4 consisted predominantly of a signet ring cell carcinoma with a minor component of goblet cells and was interpreted as an adenocarcinoma ex-GCC.
  • In view of the fact that these combined carcinoid tumors appear to behave more as goblet cell carcinoids, detailed microscopic examination of classical carcinoid tumors of the appendix is suggested and larger series with longer follow-up is required to ascertain the true biologic potential of this unique form of combined carcinoid tumor of the appendix.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / pathology. Goblet Cells / pathology. Mixed Tumor, Malignant / pathology

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  • [CommentIn] Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Aug;35(8):1248-50 [21753706.001]
  • (PMID = 20631606.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-0979
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Biomarkers, Tumor
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78. Umemoto M, Shiota M, Shimaoka M, Hoshiai H: Definitive diagnosis of primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix by laparoscopic appendectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol Res; 2007 Aug;33(4):590-4
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  • [Title] Definitive diagnosis of primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix by laparoscopic appendectomy.
  • We report a 62-year-old woman with a primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix mimicking ovarian tumor.
  • However, the present case suggests that, in some cases, if cancer of the appendix can be diagnosed early, laparotomy can be avoided and the cancer treated with minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery alone.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology

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  • (PMID = 17688638.001).
  • [ISSN] 1341-8076
  • [Journal-full-title] The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
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79. Bibi R, Pranesh N, Saunders MP, Wilson MS, O'dwyer ST, Stern PL, Renehan AG: A specific cadherin phenotype may characterise the disseminating yet non-metastatic behaviour of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Br J Cancer; 2006 Nov 6;95(9):1258-64
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  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare neoplasm of mainly appendiceal origin, characterised by excess intra-abdominal mucin production leading to high morbidity and mortality.
  • This study determined the expression of several markers of colorectal differentiation (carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), cytokeratins (CK20 and CK7), epithelial membrane antigen), mucin production (MUC-2, interleukin-9 (IL-9), IL-9 receptor (IL-9Ralpha)), and cell adhesion (N- and E-cadherin, vimentin) in PMP tissue (n=26) compared with expressions in normal colonic mucosa (n=19) and colorectal adenocarcinoma (n=26).
  • Similarly, expressions of mucin-related proteins were comparable for adenocarcinoma and PMP, with the exception that IL-9 expression was uncommon in adenocarcinoma (P=0.009).
  • These early characterisation studies demonstrate similarities between PMP and colorectal adenocarcinoma, but also reveal a specific cadherin phenotype that may characterise the distinct non-metastasising behaviour of PMP, and form the basis for future mechanistic and therapy-targeting research.
  • [MeSH-minor] Adult. Aged. Aged, 80 and over. Carcinoembryonic Antigen / analysis. Diagnosis, Differential. Female. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Interleukin-9 / analysis. Keratin-20 / analysis. Keratin-7 / analysis. Male. Middle Aged. Mucin-1 / analysis. Mucin-2. Mucins / analysis. Neoplasm Metastasis. Receptors, Interleukin-9 / analysis. Tumor Cells, Cultured. Vimentin / analysis

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  • [ISSN] 0007-0920
  • [Journal-full-title] British journal of cancer
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Br. J. Cancer
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Cadherins; 0 / Carcinoembryonic Antigen; 0 / Interleukin-9; 0 / Keratin-20; 0 / Keratin-7; 0 / MUC2 protein, human; 0 / Mucin-1; 0 / Mucin-2; 0 / Mucins; 0 / Receptors, Interleukin-9; 0 / Vimentin
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2360585
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80. Sieren LM, Collins JN, Weireter LJ, Britt RC, Reed SF, Novosel TJ, Britt LD: The incidence of benign and malignant neoplasia presenting as acute appendicitis. Am Surg; 2010 Aug;76(8):808-11
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  • It is most often secondary to lymphoid hyperplasia, however it can also result from obstruction of the appendiceal lumen by a mass.
  • We retrospectively reviewed all patients admitted with the diagnosis of appendicitis to our Acute Care Surgery Service from July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2009.
  • Final pathology revealed four colonic adenocarcinoma; three mucinous tumors; one carcinoid; one endometrioma; and one patient had a combination of a mucinous cystadenoma, a carcinoid tumor, and endometriosis of the appendix.
  • Colonic and appendiceal neoplasia are not unusual etiologies of appendicitis.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendicitis / diagnosis. Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • [MeSH-minor] Acute Disease. Adult. Age Factors. Aged. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Diagnosis, Differential. Digestive System Neoplasms / diagnosis. Female. Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Retrospective Studies. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 20726408.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-1348
  • [Journal-full-title] The American surgeon
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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81. Nishio R, Furuya Y, Akashi T, Okumura A, Fuse H: Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix invading the urinary bladder. Int Urol Nephrol; 2006;38(3-4):481-2
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  • [Title] Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix invading the urinary bladder.
  • We report a case of adenocarcinoma of the appendix invading the urinary bladder in a 75-year-old man.
  • At operation a primary neoplasm of the appendix invading the bladder was discovered and en bloc resection of the urinary bladder with the adherent cecum followed by an ileocolonic anastomosis and ureterocutaneostomy was performed.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology

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  • [ISSN] 0301-1623
  • [Journal-full-title] International urology and nephrology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Int Urol Nephrol
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82. Ko YH, Jung CK, Oh SN, Kim TH, Won HS, Kang JH, Kim HJ, Kang WK, Oh ST, Hong YS: Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the appendix: a rare case report and our 18-year experience. World J Gastroenterol; 2008 Oct 7;14(37):5763-8
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  • [Title] Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the appendix: a rare case report and our 18-year experience.
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare malignancy that constitutes < 0.5% of all gastrointestinal neoplasms.
  • Moreover, primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the appendix is an exceedingly rare entity.
  • We have encountered 15 cases of primary appendiceal cancer among 3389 patients who underwent appendectomy over the past 18 years.
  • In the present report, we describe a rare case of primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the appendix with ovarian metastases and unresectable peritoneal dissemination occurring in a 67-year-old female patient.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoma, Signet Ring Cell / secondary. Ovarian Neoplasms / secondary. Peritoneal Neoplasms / secondary


83. Maheshwari V, Tsung A, Lin Y, Zeh HJ 3rd, Finkelstein SD, Bartlett DL: Analysis of loss of heterozygosity for tumor-suppressor genes can accurately classify and predict the clinical behavior of mucinous tumors arising from the appendix. Ann Surg Oncol; 2006 Dec;13(12):1610-6
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  • [Title] Analysis of loss of heterozygosity for tumor-suppressor genes can accurately classify and predict the clinical behavior of mucinous tumors arising from the appendix.
  • METHODS: Tissue specimens from 23 mucinous appendiceal tumors were analyzed.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / genetics. Appendiceal Neoplasms / genetics. Genes, Tumor Suppressor. Loss of Heterozygosity / genetics. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / genetics

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  • (PMID = 17009159.001).
  • [ISSN] 1068-9265
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / DNA, Neoplasm
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84. Nair RL, Tobias J, Stemmerman G, Lowy AM: Cerebral edema in a patient following cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemoperfusion. World J Surg Oncol; 2006;4:85
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  • We describe a fatal case of cerebral edema in a patient with appendiceal carcinoma and an underlying seizure disorder who underwent cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC.
  • CASE PRESENTATION: A case of fatal postoperative cerebral edema is presented in a patient with an underlying seizure disorder and recurrent mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix.

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  • (PMID = 17137499.001).
  • [ISSN] 1477-7819
  • [Journal-full-title] World journal of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] World J Surg Oncol
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  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
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  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC1697813
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85. Xiao SY: Mucinous Neoplasms of the Vermiform Appendix. Surg Pathol Clin; 2010 Jun;3(2):395-409
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  • [Title] Mucinous Neoplasms of the Vermiform Appendix.
  • Most epithelial neoplasms of the vermiform appendix are of mucinous type and can be stratified into 3 main diagnostic categories:.
  • (1) adenoma, (2) mucinous neoplasms of uncertain malignant potential or low-grade mucinous neoplasm, and (3) adenocarcinoma.
  • Clinically, appendiceal mucinous adenomas and adenocarcinomas may present as right lower abdominal pain mimicking acute appendicitis, a mass, or pseudomyxoma peritonei.
  • Nomenclature currently in use to describe and diagnose mucinous tumors of the appendix, particularly those of low morphologic grade, varies among surgical pathologists and centers, resulting in different histologic and clinical features being attributed to these entities in the literature.
  • It may be of help, as already attempted by some investigators, to simply apply algorithmic parameters for such lesions (grade of the primary lesion, extensiveness and composite of extra-appendiceal involvement, and so forth), instead of adopting rigid classification categories.
  • This approach allows for more objective data to be collected in hopes that it will provide a more nuanced understanding of the clinical behavior of the spectrum of mucinous appendiceal tumors.

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  • (PMID = 26839137.001).
  • [ISSN] 1875-9181
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgical pathology clinics
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg Pathol Clin
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Appendiceal adenomas / Mucinous neoplasms / Vermiform appendix
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86. Dupre MP, Jadavji I, Matshes E, Urbanski SJ: Diverticular disease of the vermiform appendix: a diagnostic clue to underlying appendiceal neoplasm. Hum Pathol; 2008 Dec;39(12):1823-6
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  • [Title] Diverticular disease of the vermiform appendix: a diagnostic clue to underlying appendiceal neoplasm.
  • Acquired diverticula of the vermiform appendix are rare and arise as a result of different pathogenetic mechanisms.
  • Although the association of appendiceal diverticulosis and neoplasia is known, it remains underemphasized in the teaching and practice of surgical pathology.
  • To investigate the frequency of appendiceal neoplasms with acquired diverticulosis, we conducted a retrospective analysis of all appendectomy specimens received in our institution for a 55-month period (January 2002-July 2006).
  • Eleven (48%) appendectomy specimens with diverticulosis also harbored an appendiceal neoplasm.
  • The association of appendiceal neoplasms with diverticulosis was statistically significant (P < .0001, 2-sided Fisher exact test).
  • We stress the need for meticulous gross assessment with histologic examination of the entire appendectomy specimen in cases of appendiceal diverticulosis.
  • As acquired diverticula represent a rare finding, examination of the entire appendix in this setting does not create a significant impact on the workload within the pathologic laboratory.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / pathology. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Appendix / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / pathology. Cystadenoma, Mucinous / pathology. Diverticulum / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18715614.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-8392
  • [Journal-full-title] Human pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hum. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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87. Miyakura Y, Iwai H, Togashi K, Horie H, Nagai H, Kishaba Y, Sato K, Azuma H: Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix invading the ascending colon with fistula formation: report of a case. Surg Today; 2007;37(9):806-10
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  • [Title] Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix invading the ascending colon with fistula formation: report of a case.
  • Based on colonoscopy findings, we made a preoperative diagnosis of primary mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix with features of a submucosal tumor (SMT) in the ascending colon.
  • Examination of colonoscopic biopsy specimens indicated "very" well-differentiated adenocarcinoma with mucus lakes.
  • The adjacent appendix had an enhanced wall and unclear border against the ascending colon.
  • Histopathological examination revealed mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix, invading the ascending colon with fistula formation.
  • Appendiceal tumors can manifest with a variety of colonoscopic features, and curative surgical resection should be attempted even if there is fistula formation.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendix / pathology. Colon / pathology. Colonic Diseases / etiology. Cystadenocarcinoma, Mucinous / complications. Intestinal Fistula / etiology. Mucins

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  • [ISSN] 0941-1291
  • [Journal-full-title] Surgery today
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Surg. Today
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Japan
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Mucins
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88. Pan Z, Repertinger S, Leonard R, Bewtra C, Gatalica Z, Sharma P: Cervical and endometrial metastases of appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2010 May;134(5):776-80
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  • [Title] Cervical and endometrial metastases of appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid.
  • Appendiceal goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) is a rare tumor with histologic features of both adenocarcinoma and neuroendocrine tumor (carcinoid).
  • Clinically, it behaves more aggressively than classic appendiceal carcinoid and commonly presents with peritoneal carcinomatosis.
  • We report 2 cases of appendiceal GCC, one with uterine cervical involvement and the other with endometrial involvement as the initial presentations.
  • The second patient presented with abnormal uterine bleeding, and endometrial curettage showed an adenocarcinoma with signet ring cell features.
  • Primary appendiceal GCC was demonstrated in both cases after systematic clinical investigations.
  • Metastatic appendiceal GCC to uterine cervix and endometrium can potentially be misinterpreted as primary cervical or endometrial signet ring cell carcinoma.
  • Therefore, for any uterine cervical/endometrial signet ring cell carcinoma, a metastatic appendiceal GCC should be considered in the differential diagnosis, especially after excluding other primary sites.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Carcinoid Tumor / secondary. Endometrial Neoplasms / secondary. Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / secondary


89. Stewart JH 4th, Shen P, Russell GB, Bradley RF, Hundley JC, Loggie BL, Geisinger KR, Levine EA: Appendiceal neoplasms with peritoneal dissemination: outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy. Ann Surg Oncol; 2006 May;13(5):624-34
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  • [Title] Appendiceal neoplasms with peritoneal dissemination: outcomes after cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy.
  • BACKGROUND: Appendiceal neoplasms frequently present with peritoneal dissemination (PD) and have a clinical course marked by bowel obstruction and subsequent death.
  • Few data have correlated outcome with appendiceal histology after cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (IPHC).
  • We have reviewed our experience with cytoreductive surgery and IPHC for PD from the appendix.
  • METHODS: A total of 110 cases of PD from proven appendiceal neoplasms treated with IPHC were identified from a prospectively managed database.
  • RESULTS: A total of 116 IPHCs were performed on 110 patients for appendiceal PD between 1993 and 2004.
  • Age at presentation (P = .0134), performance status (P < .0001), time between diagnosis and IPHC (P = .0011), resection status (P = .0044), and length of hyperthermic chemoperfusion (P = .0193) were independently associated with survival.
  • CONCLUSIONS: The data show that long-term survival is anticipated in most patients who are treated with cytoreduction and IPHC for appendiceal PD.
  • In all, this work establishes a framework for the consideration of IPHC in future trials for appendiceal PD.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / drug therapy. Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / surgery. Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Peritoneal Neoplasms / surgery

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  • [CommentIn] Ann Surg Oncol. 2006 May;13(5):597-9 [16538404.001]
  • (PMID = 16538401.001).
  • [ISSN] 1068-9265
  • [Journal-full-title] Annals of surgical oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Ann. Surg. Oncol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / K08 CA131482
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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91. To AC, Looi KL, Damianovich D, Taylor GB, Sidebotham D, White HD: A case of cardiogenic shock caused by capecitabine treatment. Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med; 2008 Nov;5(11):725-9
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  • BACKGROUND: A 52-year-old woman underwent successful resection of stage IIB primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix and was started on capecitabine chemotherapy.
  • DIAGNOSIS: Capecitabine-induced cardiogenic shock.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / drug therapy. Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic / adverse effects. Appendiceal Neoplasms / drug therapy. Deoxycytidine / analogs & derivatives. Fluorouracil / analogs & derivatives. Shock, Cardiogenic / chemically induced

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  • (PMID = 18813211.001).
  • [ISSN] 1743-4300
  • [Journal-full-title] Nature clinical practice. Cardiovascular medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Nat Clin Pract Cardiovasc Med
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] England
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic; 0 / Biomarkers; 0 / Cardiotonic Agents; 0W860991D6 / Deoxycytidine; 6804DJ8Z9U / Capecitabine; U3P01618RT / Fluorouracil
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92. McAree BJ, Gilliland R, Campbell DM, Lucas JW, Dickey W: Cerebral air embolism complicating esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Endoscopy; 2008 Sep;40 Suppl 2:E191-2
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  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Aged. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Fatal Outcome. Humans. Male. Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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  • (PMID = 18709611.001).
  • [ISSN] 1438-8812
  • [Journal-full-title] Endoscopy
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Endoscopy
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Germany
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93. Moryl N, Coyle N, Foley KM: Managing an acute pain crisis in a patient with advanced cancer: "this is as much of a crisis as a code". JAMA; 2008 Mar 26;299(12):1457-67
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  • [Title] Managing an acute pain crisis in a patient with advanced cancer: "this is as much of a crisis as a code".
  • Using the case of Mr X, a 33-year-old man with advanced metastatic mucinous adenocarcinoma of the appendix and "15 out of 10" pain, we explore the issues of acute pain and its management.
  • Our management strategy focuses on making a pain diagnosis, differentiating reversible from intractable causes of pain, and making decisions about further workup; selecting the opioid and monitoring and treating opioid adverse effects; titrating and rotating opioid and coanalgesics; consulting experts to treat a pain crisis as quickly as possible to prevent unnecessary suffering; and co-opting the available institutional resources.

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  • [ErratumIn] JAMA. 2009 Mar 25;301(12):1230. Dosage error in article text
  • [ErratumIn] JAMA. 2008 May 14;299(18):2150. Dosage error in article text
  • (PMID = 18364488.001).
  • [ISSN] 1538-3598
  • [Journal-full-title] JAMA
  • [ISO-abbreviation] JAMA
  • [Language] ENG
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Clinical Conference; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Adjuvants, Anesthesia; 0 / Analgesics, Opioid; 0 / Anesthetics, Dissociative; 0 / Anti-Anxiety Agents; 0 / Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; 0 / Glucocorticoids; 12794-10-4 / Benzodiazepines; UC6VBE7V1Z / Methadone
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94. Walters KC, Paton BL, Schmelzer TS, Gersin KS, Iannitti DA, Kercher KW, Heniford BT: Treatment of appendiceal adenocarcinoma in the United States: penetration and outcomes of current guidelines. Am Surg; 2008 Nov;74(11):1066-8
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  • [Title] Treatment of appendiceal adenocarcinoma in the United States: penetration and outcomes of current guidelines.
  • Current treatment guidelines for appendiceal adenocarcinoma specify that right hemicolectomy should be performed.
  • This study evaluates appendiceal cancer outcomes in the United States and treatment guideline compliance.
  • Data for patients diagnosed with appendiceal adenocarcinoma in the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database (1988 to 2003) were analyzed.
  • The 2511 patients with appendiceal adenocarcinoma had an average age of 59.3 years, average tumor size of 4.05 cm, and 5-year survival rate of 57 per cent.
  • One-third of patients with adenocarcinoma did not undergo current surgical guideline therapy.
  • The current data raise the question of whether Stage I and II appendiceal cancer can be adequately treated with simple appendectomy.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / surgery. Appendectomy. Appendiceal Neoplasms / surgery. Colectomy

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  • (PMID = 19062662.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-1348
  • [Journal-full-title] The American surgeon
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
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95. Castellanos JA, Edwards CM, Shaver A, Merchant NB, Parikh AA: Appendiceal adenocarcinoma presenting as venous thromboembolism: an unusual presentation of a rare carcinoma. Am Surg; 2010 May;76(5):543-4
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  • [Title] Appendiceal adenocarcinoma presenting as venous thromboembolism: an unusual presentation of a rare carcinoma.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma / complications. Adenocarcinoma / diagnosis. Appendiceal Neoplasms / complications. Appendiceal Neoplasms / diagnosis. Venous Thromboembolism / etiology
  • [MeSH-minor] Humans. Male. Middle Aged. Thrombophilia / diagnosis. Thrombophilia / etiology. Thrombophilia / therapy

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  • (PMID = 20506889.001).
  • [ISSN] 0003-1348
  • [Journal-full-title] The American surgeon
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am Surg
  • [Language] eng
  • [Grant] United States / NCI NIH HHS / CA / T32 CA106183
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Letter
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96. Agaimy A, Pelz AF, Wieacker P, Roessner A, Wünsch PH, Schneider-Stock R: Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the vermiform appendix: clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular study of 2 cases with literature review. Hum Pathol; 2008 Aug;39(8):1252-7
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  • [Title] Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the vermiform appendix: clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular study of 2 cases with literature review.
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) are rare in the vermiform appendix.
  • Here, we report 2 appendiceal gastrointestinal stromal tumors in a 78-year-old woman and a 72-year-old man with a history of endometrial adenocarcinoma and urinary bladder carcinoma, respectively.
  • We suggest that the molecular pathogenesis of appendiceal gastrointestinal stromal tumors beyond initiating KIT mutations might be different from their gastric and intestinal counterparts.
  • The coincidence of loss of p16 and overexpression of human telomerase reverse transcriptase seems to be in contradiction to the small size, the benign nature, and the limited growth potential of appendiceal gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Appendiceal Neoplasms / pathology. Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors / pathology

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  • (PMID = 18547614.001).
  • [ISSN] 1532-8392
  • [Journal-full-title] Human pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Hum. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article; Review
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] EC 2.7.10.1 / Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-kit
  • [Number-of-references] 21
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97. Gerritsen KG, Slee PH, Bollen TL, van Hecke W, Seldenrijk CA, Keijsers RG, Duurkens VA: Recurrent pneumonia due to an appendiceal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma: a rare presentation of a rare malignancy. Clin Med Oncol; 2009;3:9-12
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  • [Title] Recurrent pneumonia due to an appendiceal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma: a rare presentation of a rare malignancy.
  • Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare malignancy.
  • This is a report of a 74-year-old man who presented with recurrent pneumonia which turned out to be a postobstructive pneumonia complicating a large mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix with massive retroperitoneal and intrathoracic extension.
  • Mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix is a low-grade malignancy characterized by expansive growth due to progressive accumulation of mucinous fluid produced by the cancer cells.
  • The unusual retroperitoneal location of appendix in this patient probably allowed the tumor to expand massively in the retroperitoneal space and the thoracic cavity.
  • The value of (18)F-FDG PET in the diagnosis of mucinous cystadenocarcinoma of the appendix has not been determined yet, but it might be promising.
  • To the knowledge of the authors, this is the first report of an appendiceal mucinous cystadenocarcinoma with expansion into the thoracic cavity presenting with recurrent pneumonia.

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  • (PMID = 20689604.001).
  • [ISSN] 1177-9314
  • [Journal-full-title] Clinical medicine. Oncology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Clin Med Oncol
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] New Zealand
  • [Other-IDs] NLM/ PMC2872597
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; appendiceal neoplasms / mucinous adenocarcinoma / recurrent pneumonia / transdiaphragmatic lung invasion
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98. Terada T: Non-invasive Adenocarcinoma of the Vermiform Appendix: Incidence and Report of Four Cases among 512 Appendectomies. Gastroenterology Res; 2009 Aug;2(4):238-241
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  • [Title] Non-invasive Adenocarcinoma of the Vermiform Appendix: Incidence and Report of Four Cases among 512 Appendectomies.
  • : Tumors of the vermiform appendix are relatively rare.
  • More than 50% of appendiceal tumors are carcinoid tumors.
  • The author reviewed 512 consecutive pathological specimens of appendectomies in last ten years in our pathology laboratory in search for appendiceal tumors.
  • As the results, 4 cases (incidence: 0.8%) of non-invasive adenocarcinoma were found.
  • The age of the 4 patients with adenocarcinoma was 48, 39, 84 and 86 years, respectively.
  • Pathologically, all the 4 tumors were non-invasive adenocarcinomas: 2 cases were flat type adenocarcinoma, 1 case was papillary adenocarcinoma, and 1 case was mucinous adenocarcinoma.
  • The results suggest that incidence of appendiceal adenocarcinoma was 0.8% of all appendectomies, and that non-invasive adenocarcinoma of the appendix shows variable morphologies, and that postoperative clinical outcome of non-invasive appendiceal tumor is good.

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  • (PMID = 27942282.001).
  • [ISSN] 1918-2805
  • [Journal-full-title] Gastroenterology research
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Gastroenterology Res
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] Canada
  • [Keywords] NOTNLM ; Adenocarcinoma / Appendix / Histopathology / Non-invasive carcinoma / appendicitis
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99. Vang R, Gown AM, Barry TS, Wheeler DT, Yemelyanova A, Seidman JD, Ronnett BM: Cytokeratins 7 and 20 in primary and secondary mucinous tumors of the ovary: analysis of coordinate immunohistochemical expression profiles and staining distribution in 179 cases. Am J Surg Pathol; 2006 Sep;30(9):1130-9
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  • We report analysis of both coordinate expression profiles and staining distribution in 179 rigorously classified mucinous tumors in the ovary, including 53 primary tumors [35 atypical proliferative (borderline) mucinous tumors of gastrointestinal type and 18 invasive mucinous carcinomas] and 126 secondary tumors [28 colorectal adenocarcinomas, 54 appendiceal tumors (23 adenocarcinomas, 31 low-grade adenomatous mucinous tumors associated with pseudomyxoma peritonei), 14 pancreatic adenocarcinomas, 8 endocervical adenocarcinomas, 5 gastric adenocarcinomas, 4 gallbladder/biliary tract adenocarcinomas, and 13 adenocarcinomas of unknown primary sites).
  • A CK7+/CK20+ immunoprofile was the most common profile in primary ovarian tumors (74%), upper gastrointestinal tract tumors (78%), and endocervical tumors (88%) but was occasionally observed in lower intestinal tract tumors (colorectal: 11%; appendiceal: 13% of low-grade tumors, 35% of carcinomas).
  • For CK7+ tumors, staining distribution was very frequently diffuse (>50% of tumors cells positive) in primary ovarian, upper gastrointestinal tract, and endocervical tumors, whereas staining distribution was often focal (<50% of tumors cells positive) when present in colorectal and appendiceal carcinomas but not in low-grade appendiceal tumors.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / chemistry. Keratins / analysis. Ovarian Neoplasms / chemistry
  • [MeSH-minor] Adenocarcinoma / chemistry. Coloring Agents. Female. Gastrointestinal Neoplasms / chemistry. Humans. Immunohistochemistry. Keratin-20. Keratin-7. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / complications. Uterine Cervical Neoplasms / chemistry

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  • (PMID = 16931958.001).
  • [ISSN] 0147-5185
  • [Journal-full-title] The American journal of surgical pathology
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Am. J. Surg. Pathol.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Comparative Study; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Coloring Agents; 0 / KRT20 protein, human; 0 / KRT7 protein, human; 0 / Keratin-20; 0 / Keratin-7; 68238-35-7 / Keratins
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100. Rao P, Pinheiro N Jr, Franco M, Ra S, Costa H, Manzano J, Paner GP, Silva EG, Amin MB: Pseudomyxoma peritonei associated with primary mucinous borderline tumor of the renal pelvicalyceal system. Arch Pathol Lab Med; 2009 Sep;133(9):1472-6
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  • A pathologic diagnosis of intraepithelial carcinoma arising in a mucinous neoplasm of borderline malignancy was rendered.
  • This case illustrates that, in a patient with pseudomyxoma peritonei, the absence of an appendiceal, gastrointestinal, or ovarian primary tumor raises the possibility of a primary neoplasm at an unusual site such as the kidney.
  • [MeSH-major] Adenocarcinoma, Mucinous / pathology. Kidney Neoplasms / pathology. Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology. Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / pathology

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  • (PMID = 19722758.001).
  • [ISSN] 1543-2165
  • [Journal-full-title] Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine
  • [ISO-abbreviation] Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.
  • [Language] eng
  • [Publication-type] Case Reports; Journal Article
  • [Publication-country] United States
  • [Chemical-registry-number] 0 / Mucins
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