Eur J Pediatr Surg 2013; 23(03): e1-e2
DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1324797
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Urachal Carcinoid—A New Presentation

Farhan Tareen
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
,
Dermot Thomas McDowell
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
,
Maureen O'Sullivan
2  Department of Histopathology, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
,
Alan Mortell
1  Department of Paediatric Surgery, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin, Ireland
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Publication History

02 April 2012

18 July 2012

Publication Date:
23 October 2012 (online)

Introduction

Carcinoid tumors are APUDomas arising from the cells of the amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation system (APUD).[1] Pediatric carcinoid tumors are often indolent, asymptomatic tumors. They may occur in the gut as well as extra-gastrointestinal sites such as lung, bronchus, mediastinum, thymus, pancreas, and gonads.[2] Herein, we report a case of carcinoid tumor originating in the urachus that was managed successfully by surgery alone.