Carcinoid tumors of the duodenum.

  title={Carcinoid tumors of the duodenum.},
  author={John T Mullen and Huamin Wang and James C. Yao and Jeffrey S. Lee and Nancy D Perrier and Peter W. T. Pisters and Jeffrey E. Lee and Douglas B. Evans},
  volume={138 6},
  pages={971-7; discussion 977-8}
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumors of the duodenum are rare, and their natural history has not been defined. Consequently, there is no consensus on the optimal extent of surgical treatment. METHODS The authors reviewed the records of all patients with primary carcinoid tumors of the duodenum treated at their institution from 1969 through 2004. Patients with primary periampullary tumors and gastrinomas were excluded. RESULTS Twenty-four patients had a pathologic diagnosis of duodenal carcinoid… CONTINUE READING


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