A 5-decade analysis of 13,715 carcinoid tumors.

  title={A 5-decade analysis of 13,715 carcinoid tumors.},
  author={Irvin Mark Modlin and Kevin D. Lye and M. N. Kidd},
  volume={97 4},
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumors represent an unusual and complex disease spectrum with protean clinical manifestations. This compilation of several large United States-based databases comprising patients from 1950 to 1999 examines 13,715 carcinoid tumors and provides epidemiologic information regarding the natural history and evolution of the detection and diagnosis of this entity. METHODS The authors evaluated 10,878 carcinoid tumors that were identified by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and… CONTINUE READING
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