Type I gastric carcinoids: a prospective study on endoscopic management and recurrence rate.

@article{Merola2012TypeIG,
  title={Type I gastric carcinoids: a prospective study on endoscopic management and recurrence rate.},
  author={Elettra Merola and Andrea Sbrozzi-Vanni and Francesco Panzuto and G D'ambra and Emilio Di Giulio and Emanuela Pilozzi and G Capurso and Edith Lahner and Cesare Bordi and Bruno Annibale and Gianfranco delle Fave},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={207-13}
}
BACKGROUND Type I gastric carcinoids (TIGCs) are neuroendocrine neoplasms arising from enterochromaffin-like cells in atrophic body gastritis. Data regarding their evolution in prospective series are scarce, thus treatment and follow-up are not codified. Our aim was to evaluate clinical outcome and recurrence in TIGCs managed by endoscopic approach. METHODS 33 patients (24 females; median age 65 years, range 23-81) were included and managed through endoscopic follow-up every 6-12 months, with… CONTINUE READING

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