A Rare Case of Duodenal Carcinoid Tumors in a Patient With Atypical Symptoms

Tanisha Wandhare, Manrique Guerrero, Robert Madlinger, Jamshed Zuberi

Abstract


Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are a common, yet relatively less understood subset of gastrointestinal tumors with a myriad of clinical presentations and prognostic outcomes. Although most NETs are more indolent than carcinomas, prognostic outcomes are still heavily reliant on several variables such as tumor location, stage, differentiation and metastasis amongst others. Additionally, NETs also present with a range of clinical symptoms, both localized and systemic. In this case report we discuss a patient, who had a longstanding symptom at presentation and was found to have a duodenal polyp upon endoscopy. Further evaluation established the presence of a well differentiated NET that was later resected surgically.




J Curr Surg. 2020;10(1-2):7-9
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/jcs397

Keywords


Duodenal carcinoid; Carcinoid tumor; Carcinoid syndrome; Neuroendocrine tumors; Gastrointestinal NETs

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