Turkish Journal of Surgery

Turkish Journal of Surgery

ISSN: 2564-6850
e-ISSN: 2564-7032


İbrahim Ali Özemir1, Hakan Baysal1, Ebru Zemheri2, Çağrı Bilgiç1, Rafet Yiğitbaşı1, Orhan Alimoğlu1

1Department of General Surgery, İstanbul Medeniyet University School of Medicine, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, İstanbul Medeniyet University School of Medicine, Göztepe Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey


The goblet cell carcinoid (GCC) tumour of the appendix is an uncommon neoplasia that shares the histological attributes of both adenocarcinoma and carcinoid tumours. Its prognosis has a more aggressive course than the other known carcinoid tumours. Clinical diagnosis of GCC is seldom made preoperatively. The most common clinical presentation of GCC tumour is acute appendicitis. In this study, we reported the patient whom right hemicolectomy was performed because of ceacal sesil polyp with high grade dysplasia and GCC tumour of appendix has been revealed incidentally in the microscopic evaluation of appendectomy specimen. Patients healed uneventfully and recurrence did not occur after the 12 month follow-up period. Careful microscopic examination of the appendectomy specimen is the key point for the diagnosis of appendiceal tumours such as GCC, especially in eldery patients.

Keywords: Goblet cell carcinoid, appendix, adenomatous polyp

Cite this paper as: Özemir İA, Baysal H, Zemheri E, Bilgiç Ç, Yiğitbaşı R, Alimoğlu O. Goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix accompanied by adenomatous polyp with high-grade dysplasia at the cecum. Turk J Surg 2018 34 (3): 234-236.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - İ.A.Ö., R.Y., O.A.; Design - İ.A.Ö., E.Z., H.B.; Supervision - İ.A.Ö., R.Y., O.A.; Resource - İ.A.Ö., E.Z., C.B.; Materials - İ.A.Ö., E.Z., C.B.; Data Collection and/or Processing - İ.A.Ö., E.Z., C.B.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - İ.A.Ö., H.B., O.A.; Literature Search - A.Ö., H.B., C.B.; Writing Manuscript - A.Ö., E.Z., C.B.; Critical Reviews - İ.A.Ö., R.Y., O.A .

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.