The authors report a case of gastric carcinoid in a 69 years old white, male. The lesion was discovered incidentally during an endoscopic examination of the stomach and an excisional biopsy was done. Because of the closeness of the cardiac to the lesion that was > 1 cm of diameter and because there was a suspicion of other microscopical lesions, the surgeon planned and carried out a total gastrectomy. The lesion was totally excised by the biopsy and no other lesions or lymphnode involvement were found. After 1 year the patient is doing well. The authors discuss carcinoids in general and gastric carcinoids in particular. They emphasize the role of the endoscopy in the early diagnosis of gastric carcinoid.
|Translated title of the contribution||Gastric carcinoid. Review of the literature and a case report|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
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