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Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Volume 2013, Article ID 737016, 3 pages
Case Report

An Unusual Case of Synchronous Carcinoid of Ovary and Gall Bladder

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110002, India
2Department of Pathology, Lok Nayak Hospital, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110068, India

Received 6 August 2013; Accepted 19 September 2013

Academic Editors: J. P. Geisler, E. F. C. Murta, K. Nasu, and B. Piura

Copyright © 2013 Rupali Bassi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Multifocal carcinoid is a known phenomenon. We present a rare combination of an ovarian carcinoid synchronous with gallbladder carcinoid. This rare combination has not been reported so far. An asymptomatic 45-years-old perimenopausal lady was diagnosed to have a metastatic ovarian cancer, but on laparotomy she was found to have a primary synchronous metastatic gall bladder as well. On histopathological evaluation she was found to have two separate primary carcinoids. Subsequently the patient received chemotherapy and is completely asymptomatic on follow up. Further research needs to be undertaken and guidelines need to be formulated for management of these cases.