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Indian Journal of Cancer
Medknow Publications on behalf of Indian Cancer Society
ISSN: 0019-509X
EISSN: 0019-509X
Vol. 48, No. 4, 2011, pp. 496-499
Bioline Code: cn11132
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Cancer, Vol. 48, No. 4, 2011, pp. 496-499

 en Periampullary carcinoid: An uncommon tumor at an unusual site
Somani, A; Jain, A K. & Dixit, V K.


Gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors represent a group of well-differentiated tumors originating from various neuroendocrine cells located in the gastrointestinal mucosa and submucosa. Consequently, there is diversity in their clinical presentation, incidence at specific anatomic sites, biological behavior, hormone production, morphologic characteristics, and immunophenotype. Periampullary carcinoids are extremely rare and less then 100 patients have been reported in the world literature, that too mostly as case reports. We are reporting two cases of periampullary carcinoids, one of which presented with rare manifestation as gastrointestinal bleed and both are doing well after successful pancreatoduodenectomy.

Carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal bleed, periampullary

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