Carcinoid tumors of the rectum: a multi-institutional international collaboration.

  title={Carcinoid tumors of the rectum: a multi-institutional international collaboration.},
  author={Conor J. Shields and Emmanuel Tiret and Desmond C. Winter},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  volume={252 5},
OBJECTIVE This study aims to describe recent experience with rectal carcinoids in European and North American centers. BACKGROUND While considered indolent, the propensity of carcinoids to metastasize can be significant. METHODS Rectal carcinoid patients were identified from prospective databases maintained at 9 institutions between 1999 and 2008. Demographic, clinical, and histologic data were collated. Median follow-up was 5 years (range, 0.5-10 years). RESULTS Two hundred two patients… CONTINUE READING
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