(1) Sivrihisar State Hospital, General Surgery Department, Eskisehir, Turkey.
(2) University of Osmangazi, Medical Faculty, General Surgery Department, Eskisehir, Turkey.
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Primary carcinoid tumor of liver is not a common disease. Primary carcinoid usually reaches a large size at the time of diagnosis.
A 58 year- old- man submitted to our hospital and abdominal USG revealed a solid mass in liver and a polyp in gall blander. MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) showed a 9x8 cm regular shaped hepatic mass at the right lobe posterior segment. At operation hepatic mass was regular shaped and enucleated totally. The neuroendocrine feature was identified by immunohistochemical markers such as synaptophysin and chromogranin.
As a result of this case surgery must be in mind as a primer treatment modality. Radiological diagnosis of PHNET can be performed with CT and MRI. There is not a remarkable difference between typical and atypical hepatic carcinoid tumor survival rate.