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Carcinoid Tumors

  • Jean-Noël Bruneton

Abstract

Rare lesions that represent 1.5% of all gastrointestinal tumors (Kowlessar 1973), carcinoids are unusual in several ways:
  • Their malignant predisposition varies as a function of their anatomic site.

  • They are classified as amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation (APUD) neoplasms.

  • A relationship exists between the clinical carcinoid syndrome and the presence of hepatic metastases.

  • Laboratory tests are important for diagnosis [serotoninemia, increased urinary excretion of 5-hydroxy-indolacetic acid (5-HIAA)].

  • A malignant carcinoid does not invariably have a poor prognosis.

Keywords

Carcinoid Tumor Carcinoid Syndrome Gastric Carcinoid Rectal Carcinoid Malignant Carcinoid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Noël Bruneton
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de RadiologieCentre Antoine-lacassagneNice CedexFrance

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