Surgical management of carcinoid tumors metastatic to the spine: Report of three cases.

@article{Arnold2010SurgicalMO,
  title={Surgical management of carcinoid tumors metastatic to the spine: Report of three cases.},
  author={Paul M. Arnold and Heather E Floyd and Karen K. Anderson and Kathy L. Newell},
  journal={Clinical neurology and neurosurgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={112 5},
  pages={443-5}
}
BACKGROUND Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing neuroendocrine tumors that most frequently arise from the gastrointestinal tract or the lungs. Common sites of carcinoid metastases include lymph nodes, liver, lungs, and bone, with rare metastasis to the spine. We report three patients who presented with spinal cord compression secondary to carcinoid metastases to the spine. METHODS Three patients presented with symptoms characteristic of spinal cord compression, including neck pain… CONTINUE READING