Solitary facial metastasis of an ileal carcinoid

Raffaele Dalla Valle, Cesare Bordi, Massimo Milione, Roberto De Lisi, Mario Sianesi

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We report an unusual case of solitary facial metastasis as first clinical manifestation of an ileal carcinoid. Only one similar case has been reported in the literature. The patient, a 79 years old man, was referred for the excision of a right facial subcutaneous nodule. Pathology showed a soft tissue metastasis of mid-gut carcinoid. After a complete radiological investigation, a small carcinoid of the terminal ileum was found and the patient underwent a right emicolectomy. Pathology confirmed a typical EC cells carcinoid identical to that of the facial tumor. At 2 years of follow-up no clinical or radiological signs of others metastases were found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-49
Number of pages3
JournalActa Biomedica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • Carcinoid
  • Solitary metastasis
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Dalla Valle, R., Bordi, C., Milione, M., De Lisi, R., & Sianesi, M. (2003). Solitary facial metastasis of an ileal carcinoid. Acta Biomedica, 74(1), 47-49.