Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 199–203 | Cite as

Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of Duodenum—an Uncommon Tumour at an Unusual Site

  • Palki Dewan
  • Shubha P. BhatEmail author
  • H. L. Kishan Prasad
  • Rajesh Ballal
  • K. Sajitha
Case Report


Neuroendocrine carcinoma rarely occurs in the duodenum, and most cases of neuroendocrine carcinoma in the duodenum show rapid progression of the disease. Such cases have poor prognosis even with radical surgery with or without chemotherapy with low 5-year survival rate. We present a case of a 52-year-old man who presented with abdominal pain of 1-month duration and one episode of vomiting. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed polypoidal lesions in the first and second part of the duodenum. Whipple’s procedure was performed. Diagnosis of poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma was made with extension to pancreas with peripancreatic lymph node metastases. The patient expired on post operative day 17 following cardiac arrest.


Neuroendocrine tumour Duodenum Pancreaticoduodenectomy 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • Palki Dewan
    • 1
  • Shubha P. Bhat
    • 1
    Email author
  • H. L. Kishan Prasad
    • 1
  • Rajesh Ballal
    • 1
  • K. Sajitha
    • 1
  1. 1.K.S. Hegde Medical AcademyNITTE - Deemed to be UniversityMangaloreIndia

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