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Malignant carcinoid of the last ileal ansa. Report on 2 consecutive clinical cases
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11941295     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Carcinoid tumors are very rare neoplasms, arising from enterochromaffin cells, classified in Apud system, exhibiting an intermediate malignancy, because of their long lasting clinical silence and low evolution to advanced stage. At the same time, these features unfortunately cause a high incidence of lymphatic and liver metastases, visible at first diagnostic approach, which are also determined by aspecific symptoms and signs, especially involving jejunal and ileal carcinoids, as the two cases described, and by very frequent absence, in current clinical practice, of pathognomonic carcinoid syndrome. Two carcinoids located into the distal ileal ansa, strictly adjacent to the ileocecal valve, are reported; the first tumor, accompanied by lymphonodal positivity, the second by a solitary hepatic metastasis, requiring segmentectomy of the liver, in addition to right hemicolectomy.
A Russo; E Buccianelli; F Aloise; A Veltroni
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Minerva chirurgica     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0026-4733     ISO Abbreviation:  Minerva Chir     Publication Date:  2002 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-09     Completed Date:  2002-09-16     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400726     Medline TA:  Minerva Chir     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  ita     Pagination:  203-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Area a Gestione Sperimentale della Valdinievole, Unità Operativa di Chirurgia Generale, ASL n. 3, Pistoia, Presidio Ospedaliero SS. Cosma e Damiano, Pescia (Pistoia), Italy.
Vernacular Title:
Il carcinoide maligno dell'ultima ansa ileale. Presentazione di due casi clinici consecutivi.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoid Tumor* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Ileal Neoplasms* / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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