Donald H. Kuiper, M.D.; William A. Gracie Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. Marvin Pollard, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Between 1946 and 1966 a total of 72 patients with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors were seen. Fifty-six were diagnosed antemortem by surgery or sigmoidoscopy, while 16 were incidental autopsy findings. There were 40 males and 32 females with an age span of 12 to 87 years. The most common location was the ileum (31.9%) followed by rectum (27.7%) and appendix (22.2%). At the time of the diagnosis 20.8% had metastasized. Of the primary tumors, 86.7% with metastases were 2.0 cm2 or more in size. No patient had the carcinoid syndrome, although 4 patients had hepatic metastases. Six and nine tenths percent
Kuiper DH, Gracie WA, Pollard HM. 20 Years of Gastrointestinal Carcinoids.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:791. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-791_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):791.
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