Carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract: presentation, management, and prognosis.


One hundred fifty-four patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors were surgically treated at our institution between 1972 and 1982. The most frequent primary sites were the ileum (43%), rectum (30%), appendix (11%), jejunum (6%), stomach (6%), and duodenum (1%). Asymptomatic tumors were discovered incidentally in 93 patients (60%). Symptomatic tumors… (More)


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