Anus and perianal area
Other malignancies
Carcinoid tumor

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 17 October 2017, last major update April 2005

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PubMed Search: Anal carcinoid tumor

Cite this page: Pernick, N. Carcinoid tumor. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/anuscarcinoid.html. Accessed October 20th, 2017.
Definition / general
  • Usually small, classified as a rectal tumor
  • 30% of anorectal carcinoids have a second tumor, often colonic adenocarcinoma
Prognostic factors
  • Good prognosis: less than 2 cm, confined to mucosa or submucosa; treat with local excision