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5) Is this a normal or abnormal scan?

This is a normal scan. The appendix is the most common site for carcinoid tumours (75%). Of all carcinoids, those arising in the appendix are the most benign, having only very rarely distant spread and 87% of people with carcinoid of the appendix diagnosed and removed by surgery are alive at 5yrs (i.e. near normal). A carcinoid is found usually by accident in 1 of every 200-300 appendices removed at surgery.

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