AN OVERIEW OF FOREGUT CARCINOID – OCCURING AT THE JUNCTION OF SECOND AND THIRD PART OF DUODENUM- A CASE REPORT

Dr. P. Balaji, Dr. Abhinav Balaji, Dr. R. V. Ramanakumar, Dr. N. Narasinga Rao

Abstract


Duodenal carcinoid tumors are uncommon and very rare. Primary duodenal carcinoid lesions account for less than 5% of all gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors. They are sub-classified as Foregut Carcinoids.  duodenal carcinoids often present signs of partial duodenal obstruction with symptoms of vomiting, abdominal pain or bleeding in the digestive tract. If it affects the ampulla of Vater, it can cause obstructive icterus or recurrent acute pancreatitis . Symptoms of carcinoid syndrome with the secretion of vasoactive substances are exceptional. We report a  case of 57 year old female with vague abdominal pain and malena and was diagnosed as duodenal carcinoid in the third part of duodenum. We present this case to highlight an uncommon and rare foregut carcinoid

Keywords


DUODENAL CARCINOID, FOREGUT CARCINOID, DUODENAL NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOURS, D-NETS

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