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Neuroendocrine tumor of the hepatic flexure: a rare colonic tumor

Vipul D. Yagnik, Sunil R. Prajapati

Abstract


Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare, particularly common in the rectum. NETs of the colon (not including the appendix and rectum) are most commonly found in the cecum, and hepatic flexure involvement is rather infrequent. The clinical presentation of colonic NETs is dependent on the primary site. Many are discovered either at the time of screening or during the investigation of abdominal pain or anemia. Here we present a challenging case of a hepatic flexure colonic NETS of 26 -year-old male treated by laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.

Keywords: Neuroendocrine tumors; Colonoscopy; Surgery; Immunohistochemical
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