Carcinoid tumor

Author: Branko Perunovic, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 24 April 2017, last major update May 2007

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PubMed Search: Carcinoid tumor cervix

See subtype below: Atypical carcinoid

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Definition / general
  • Rare; in one report, 3 year survival was 12 - 33% (World J Surg 2005;29:92)
  • Neuroendocrine tumors of cervix are classified as carcinoid, atypical carcinoid and neuroendocrine carcinoma (small cell or large cell)
  • Survival may be similar between carcinoid tumors (classic and atypical) and neuroendocrine carcinoma (J Exp Clin Cancer Res 2001;20:327)
Case reports
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resembles carcinoid tumors elsewhere
Microscopic (histologic) images

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Ribbons of tumor cells

Glandular features

Cords and glands of tumor cells

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Small intestine

Positive stains
  • Neuroendocrine stains show intracytoplasmic endocrine granules but may also represent adenocarcinoma with carcinoid features
Electron microscopy description
  • Secretory granules

Atypical carcinoid
Definition / general
  • Carcinoid tumor with cytologic atypia and increased mitotic activity
Case reports
Differential diagnosis