Carcinoid tumors of the duodenum and the ampulla of Vater: current diagnostic and therapeutic approach in a series of 8 patients. Case series.

@article{Nikou2011CarcinoidTO,
  title={Carcinoid tumors of the duodenum and the ampulla of Vater: current diagnostic and therapeutic approach in a series of 8 patients. Case series.},
  author={George C. Nikou and Christos Toubanakis and Konstantinos G. Moulakakis and Spiridon Pavlatos and Christos Kosmidis and Elias Mallas and Panayiotis Safioleas and George H. Sakorafas and Michael C. Safioleas},
  journal={International journal of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={248-53}
}
AIM To describe the specific characteristics of duodenal/perivaterian carcinoids and to analyze the diagnostic/therapeutic approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eight patients were included in our study. Symptoms on admission included dyspepsia, upper gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and anemia. All patients underwent upper GI endoscopy and gastrointestinal peptides (gastrin) and neuroendocrine markers (Chromogranin-A, CgA) measurement. Imaging studies were performed in all patients, including… CONTINUE READING