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IJHSR. 2015; 5(4): 303-306

Tumors of the Appendix: A Surgical Enigma.

Ketan Vagholkar, Rahul Kumar Chavan, Jayant Pednekar, Madhavan Iyengar.

Tumors of the appendix are rare. They are usually diagnosed at the time of emergency appendectomy for acute appendicitis. An elaborate histopathological evaluation followed by a detailed staging of the disease dictates the definitive surgical management of these tumors. The paper reviews the pathology and surgical options for appendicular tumors.

Key words: Tumors, Appendix, Carcinoma, Carcinoid, Diagnosis, Treatment

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