Farida Naseer ( Departments of Pathology, Khyber Medical college, Peshawar. )
M. Kabir ( Departments of Surgery, Khyber Medical college, Peshawar. )
Primary carcinoid tumour of gall bladder is rare. Only 6 cases were reported between 1929 and 19781,2 and by 1980 Bost et al3 could report only 17 cases in their review of the subject.
Most of the previous reports of carcinoid gall bladder arc autopsy findings. Also no association with gall stones has been reported previously. The age of our patient falls in the reported age range of 4th to 6th decade and her sex is also in accordance with the predominantly female cases reported1-3. The patient did not have features of the carcinoid syndrome and none of the previously reported cases had such features either. Our case had the same pedunculated appearance and histopathological features as reported by Willis3. There was no evidence of metastasis in the liver biopsy specimens examined.
Help of Maj. Gen. I.A. Malik of Army Medical College, Rawalpindi and Drs. A.D. Goodman and RF. Karnei of AFIP, Washington D.C. in confirming the diagnosis and Mr. A.G. Bhatti of Khyber Medical College, Peshawar for taking the microphotographs is gratefully acknowledged.
1. Mark, c. Carcinoid turnours. A clinicopathologic study. Edited by C.K. Hall. Bostot, Maaaachusette, 1979, p.93.
2. Joel. MC. carcinoid turnouts. A clinicopathologic study. Edited by C.K. HalL Boston, Massacbusette, 1979, P. 93.
3. Willis, Mc. carcinoid tumours. A clinicopathologic study. Edited by C.K. Hall. Boston, Massacbusettc, 1979, p.93.