Current Concepts on Gastric Carcinoid Tumors

  title={Current Concepts on Gastric Carcinoid Tumors},
  author={George C. Nikou and Theodoros P. Angelopoulos},
  booktitle={Gastroenterology research and practice},
Gastric carcinoid tumors (GCs) are rare lesions representing less than 10% of carcinoid tumors and less than 1% of all stomach neoplasms. There are three distinct types of gastric carcinoids; type I includes the vast majority (70-85%) of these neoplasms that are closely linked to chronic atrophic gastritis. Type II which accounts for 5-10 %, is associated with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome and often occurs in the context of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1. Type III, finally, represents 15-25… CONTINUE READING
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