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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 74

of 'Cancer of the appendix and pseudomyxoma peritonei'

Goblet cell carcinoids of the appendix.
Berardi RS, Lee SS, Chen HP
Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1988;167(1):81.
A review of goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix was undertaken. This interesting tumor appears to lie somewhere between an ordinary carcinoid and a well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the appendix in regard to its biologic behavior. The histologic features of the goblet cell carcinoid of the appendix are distinctive enough to facilitate a diagnosis, although the histogenesis remains controversial and unsettled. The prognosis is generally good in a patient treated by simple appendectomy, the treatment of choice in the majority of patients.
Department of Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa 50310.