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PUBLISHED: Laparoscopic Right Colectomy with Ileocolic Anastomosis

Laparoscopic Right Colectomy with Ileocolic Anastomosis
Joshua M. Harkins1David Rattner, MD2
1Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
2Massachusetts General Hospital

Colonic polyps are projections from the surface of the colonic mucosa. Most are asymptomatic and benign. Over time, some colonic polyps develop into cancers.

Carcinoid tumors develop from cells in the submucosa. They are slow-growing neoplasms. Carcinoid tumors of the colon are rare, comprising less than 11% of all carcinoid tumors and only 1% of colonic neoplasms. The majority of patients diagnosed with carcinoid tumors have no symptoms, and their tumors are found incidentally during endoscopy.

This is the case of a middle-aged male who had an unresectable polyp in the ascending colon and a carcinoid tumor in the ileocecal valve. The patient underwent laparoscopic right colectomy with ileocolic anastomosis to remove both lesions.