Goblet cell carcinoid
|Goblet cell carcinoid|
|Micrograph showing a goblet cell carcinoid. H&E stain.|
|Classification and external resources|
The goblet cell carcinoid, abbreviated GCC and also known as crypt cell carcinoma and neuroendocrine tumour with goblet cell differentiation, is a rare biphasic gastrointestinal tract tumour that consists of a neuroendocrine component and a conventional carcinoma, histologically arising from Paneth cells.
Sign and symptoms
GCCs may present as appendicitis.
GCCs have an aggressive course compared to other appendiceal neuroendocrine tumours.
GCCs are treated with surgery.
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