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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

On-line version ISSN 1025-0255

Abstract

PIAMO-MORALES, Alberto José; FERRER-MARRERO, Daisy; CHAVEZ-JIMENEZ, Digna  and  WILSON-BATISTA, Ernesto. Carcinoid tumor of the duodenum: a rare and interesting incidental finding. AMC [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.6, e6814.  Epub Dec 01, 2020. ISSN 1025-0255.

Background:

duodenal carcinoid tumor is rare; it represents 2 % of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Therefore, a case of this is presented, recently diagnosed at the Joaquín Albarrán Clinical Surgical Hospital in Havana.

Objective:

to report a case of carcinoid tumor of the duodenum and review the literature with emphasis on the histopathological diagnosis.

Clinical case:

86-year-old male patient who died on the fifth day after admission. At autopsy, during the macroscopic examination of the intestines, a lesion was revealed at the level of the first portion of the duodenum which, due to its histopathology, corresponded to a carcinoid tumor of the duodenum.

Conclusions:

duodenal carcinoid is a rare tumor whose endoscopic or histological diagnosis is made incidentally in the vast majority of cases; it is generally associated with a benign progression, although endoscopic removal of tumors smaller than 1 cm without periampullary location or evidence of invasion of the muscular layer is recommended, evaluated by histology or endoscopic ultrasound.

Keywords : CARCINOID TUMOR/diagnosis; DUODENUM/pathology; ENDOSONOGRAPHY; CASE REPORTS; NEUROENDOCRINE TUMORS/diagnosis.

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