Adenocarcinoma of the Small Intestine
The infrequency of intestinal adenocarcinoma is reflected by the fact that only 2400 cases had been reported in the literature up until 1973 (Morgan and Busutill 1977). Other intestinal neoplasms have been the subject of publications describing modifications in the diagnostic or therapeutic attitude following use of new radiologic techniques: CT for lymphomas and connective tissue tumors; angiography for hepatic embolization, which at least temporarily alleviates flushing in patients with metastatic carcinoid liver tumor. By contrast, there are few recent studies on adenocarcinoma of the small intestine. Diagnosis of this type of tumor has thus not benefitted from the technologic advances in radiology, and its prognosis has not been improved by the introduction of new therapeutic options.
KeywordsLymphoma Adenocarcinoma Adenoma Diarrhea Barium
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