Carcinoid tumour of the gallbladder: laparoscopic resection and review of the literature

@inproceedings{Modrzejewski2009CarcinoidTO,
  title={Carcinoid tumour of the gallbladder: laparoscopic resection and review of the literature},
  author={Andrzej Modrzejewski and Marcin Śledź and Paweł Chęciński and Mirosław Parafiniuk and Andrzej Pawlik and Mateusz Kurzawski and Bogusław Czerny},
  year={2009}
}
Carcinoid is a tumour with the ability to produce bioactive amines and polypeptides, most frequently serotonin. Typical symptoms include diarrhoea and facial flush. Carcinoid of the gallbladder is very uncommon, and only about 40 cases of that particular tumour location have been reported in the literature worldwide. Herein we describe a case of a 52-year-old patient who underwent cholecystectomy for chronic cholecystitis caused by gallstones. As the patient presented no symptoms of carcinoid… CONTINUE READING