CARL R. HINES, M.D.; JOHN L. SAVAGE, M.D.
Carcinoid tumors continue to evoke considerable interest, although they can no longer be considered medical rarities. Most commonly arising in the appendix, these tumors have been found originating in all parts of the gastrointestinal tract below the esophagus, including the mesentery and the gallbladder, and in a Meckel's diverticulum.12 Extra-alimentary sites of origin reported include ovarian teratomas12 and the bronchi.20
Of these many sites of origin, the great majority are found in either the appendix or the small intestine. Primary carcinoids of other organs still constitute a very uncommon finding. For this reason the following case of primary carcinoid of
HINES CR, SAVAGE JL. CARCINOID TUMORS OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. 1955;43:859–867. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-4-859
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(4):859-867.
Gastric Cancer, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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