Carcinoid tumor of the appendix: Ultrasound findings in early pregnancy

Y. Gilboa*, E. Fridman, K. Ofir, R. Achiron

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Ultrasound examination of a woman in early pregnancy with right lower quadrant abdominal pain demonstrated an edematous appendix with amorphous fluid surrounding the appendix. At laparotomy, these findings were confirmed. On pathological evaluation following surgical removal of the appendix a rare case of carcinoid tumor of the appendix was diagnosed. This is the first description of the transvaginal ultrasound features of a carcinoid tumor of the appendix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)576-578
Number of pages3
JournalUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Appendix
  • Carcinoid
  • Pregnancy
  • Ultrasonography

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