Medline ® Abstract for Reference 13
of 'Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei'
Carcinoid tumours of the appendix.
Anderson JR, Wilson BG
Br J Surg. 1985;72(7):545.
Appendicular carcinoid tumours in 147 patients are presented. Two patients had evidence of metastatic spread at the time of presentation. Both patients had primary tumours less than 2 cm in diameter. Size remains the most reliable guide to the malignant potential of these tumours. If, after simple appendicectomy, a carcinoid tumour is found with a post-formalin fixation diameter greater than 1.5 cm then a subsequent right hemicolectomy should be considered.