A rare case of gall bladder large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma

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Background: Neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) is a rare entity which accounts less than 2% worldwide. Its non-specific presentation posed a challenge for diagnosis. Case Presentation: We present a 53-year-old Malay lady presented with epigastric pain and constitutional symptoms. Imaging re-vealed a suspicious mass within the gall bladder. She was scheduled for a radical cholecystectomy. The tumour was found to extend beyond the liver and colon. A segmental liver resection and transverse colectomy was performed. Postoperative recovery was une-ventful. Histopathology came back as neuroendocrine tumour of the gall bladder. Conclusion: A high index of suspicion is needed to diagnose a rare entity such as this. An early detection may improve patients' survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Chronicles
Volume22
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017

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Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Large Cell Carcinoma
Urinary Bladder
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Colectomy
Liver
Cholecystectomy
Colon
Pain
Survival
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Carcinoma
  • Gallbladder
  • Neuroendocrine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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A rare case of gall bladder large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma. / Jagwani, A. V.; Affirul, C. A.; Zuhdi, Zamri; Azman, Azlanudin; Jarmin, Razman; Othman, Hairol Azrin.

In: Surgical Chronicles, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.2017, p. 73-75.

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