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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2004;47(3):551-554.
Published online March 1, 2004.
Incidental Carcinoid of Appendix in Borderline Mucinous Ovarian Tumor.
Yun Jin Moon, Sae Min Chung, Seung Geun Park, Min Jeong Kim, So Ya Paik, Hye Young Park, Jun Seong Ko, Yeo Hong Yun, Yong Hun Chee
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Boondang Jaesang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
2Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Boondang Jaesang Hospital, Seongnam, Korea.
Abstract
A case with carcinoid tumor of the appendix was encountered incidentally during an elective abdominal surgery for borderline mucinous ovarian tumor in a 16-year old female. Carcinoid tumor of appendix is the most common neoplasm of the gastrointestinal tract in childhood and adolesence. They are usually regarded as a benign neoplasm and an uncommon source of metastasis and recurrence. We report this case with reference to the value of grosss examination of the appendix and incidental appendectomy during gynecologic abdominal operations.
Key Words: Incidental carcinoid tumor of appendix, Borderline tumor of ovary


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