Received: July 20, 2018
Accepted: August 18, 2018
Ref: Yagnik VD, Prajapati SR. Neuroendocrine tumor of the hepatic flexure: a rare colonic tumor. Internet J Med Update. 2018 Jul;13(2):16-18. doi: 10.4314/ijmu.v13i2.4
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Neuroendocrine tumor of the hepatic flexure: a rare colonic tumor

Vipul D Yagnik1 and Sunil R Prajapati2

1Consultant Endoscopic and laparoscopic surgeon, Ronak Endo-laparoscopy and general surgical hospital, Patan, Gujarat, India
2Consultant GI surgeon, Samved Multispeciality Hospital, Patan, Gujarat, India

(Corresponding Author: Vipul D Yagnik, 77, Siddhraj Nagar, Rajmahal Road, Patan-384265, Gujarat, India. Email:


Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are rare, particularly common in the rectum. NETs of the colon (not including the appendix and rectum) are most commonly found in the cecum, and hepatic flexure involvement is rather infrequent. The clinical presentation of colonic NETs is dependent on the primary site. Many are discovered either at the time of screening or during the investigation of abdominal pain or anemia. Here we present a challenging case of a hepatic flexure colonic NETS of 26 -year-old male treated by laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.

KEY WORDS: Neuroendocrine tumors; Colonoscopy; Surgery; Immunohistochemical test