Constantinos Parpounas1, Brian Richards1, Georgios, Kourounis1, Christiana Poullou2, Paris Tekkis3 and Chrysanthos Georgiou1*
1Department of General Surgery, Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus
2Department of Histopathology, Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus
3Department of Surgery and Cancer, Royal Marsden Hospital, United Kingdom
Carcinoid tumors are uncommon, slow growing neuroendocrine tumors. They can occur in any organ of the body but can be frequently seen affecting the gastrointestinal tract with primary sites being the rectum, small intestine and appendix. Patients are typically asymptomatic until an advanced stage of the disease. Surgical resection has been shown to improve prognosis and is the mainstay of treatment. We present an asymptomatic 34-year-old male with a previous subtotal colectomy, due to ulcerative colitis, presented with findings of malignant changes in his J-pouch as witnessed on regular follow-up colonoscopy.
J-pouch; Carcinoid tumor; Inflammatory bowel disease
Parpounas C, Richards B, Kourounis G, Poullou C, Tekkis P, Georgiou C. Carcinoid Tumor on Ileo-Anal Pouch. Ann Surg Case Rep. 2018; 1(1): 1002.