Biomedical Research

- Biomedical Research (2009) Volume 20, Issue 2

Bowel perforation secondary to mesenteric carcinoid tumor: A case report and review of the literature

Carcinoid tumor is rare compared to other tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Mesenteric carcinoid tumor is almost always due to a metastasis from a carcinoid tumor of the small bowel beyond the ligament of Treitz. CT remains the dominant imaging modality for the diagnosis of mesenteric neoplasms. We present an unusual case of mesenteric carcinoid with small bowel perforation.

Author(s): Khaled M. Moghazy, Hazem M Zakaria

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