Neuroendocrine tumor in terminal ileum: case report
Keywords:General Surgery, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Intestines
AbstractBackground: Ileal Neuroendocrine Tumors (TNI) are rare, and arise from enterochromaffin cells in the wall of the third part of the small intestine. There are few reports in the national literature describing cases of patients with TNI. Aim: To report a case of TNI diagnosed in our Service. Method: This is a unique case report occurred at the General Surgery Service of the Hospital Universitário São Francisco na Providência de Deus, located in the city of Bragança Paulista – SP, Brazil. Case Report: This is a 63-year-old female patient, reporting that 8 months ago, while traveling, had an episode of abdominal pain located in the right hypochondrium, without other accompanying factors. After the diagnostic suspicion of TNI, the patient was undergoing to a partial colectomy to remove the tumor. Conclusion: We present a rare case of TNI, identified by imaging exams, and with diagnosis confirmation after immunohistochemically surgically removed specimen analysis. Despite the highly varied clinical presentation among affected patients, physical examination of palpable masses, followed by assessment by CT and MRI, are essential for rapid diagnosis and early surgical treatment.
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