Appendix cancer

cancer that is located in the appendix

Appendix cancer or appendiceal cancers are rare malignancies of the vermiform appendix.

Appendix cancer
Classification and external resources
ICD-10C18.1, C78.5
ICD-9153.5
MeSHD001063

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are rare tumors with malignant potential. Primary lymphomas can occur in the appendix. Breast cancer, colon cancer, and tumors of the female genital tract may metastasize to the appendix.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rosai, Juan (2004) [1953]. "11. Gastrointestinal tract". Rosai and Ackerman's surgical pathology (9th ed.). Mosby. pp. 761–769.