For citation purposes: Turk O, Polat H. Primary atypical neuroendocrine tumor of the liver: A case report. OA Case Reports 2014 Jul 22;3(6):60.

Case report

 
Surgery

Primary atypical neuroendocrine tumor of the liver: A case report.

O Turk, H Polat
 

Authors affiliations

(1) Sivrihisar State Hospital, General Surgery Department, Eskisehir, Turkey.

(2) University of Osmangazi, Medical Faculty, General Surgery Department, Eskisehir, Turkey.

* Corresponding author Email: drozgurturk@gmail.com

Abstract

Introduction

Primary carcinoid tumor of liver is not a common disease. Primary carcinoid usually reaches a large size at the time of diagnosis.

Case Report

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.

Discussion

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.


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