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Metastasizing "Carcinoid" Tumor of Jejunum.

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By Gáspár István.  (Amer. Jour. of Path.. , Sept., 1930; , u. 515.).

Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(6):643. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-4-6-643_3
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A case is reported of multiple carcinoid tumors of the jejunum, one of which caused intestinal obstruction, with metastases in the mesentery and liver. Histological examination revealed the picture of typical carcinoid tumors. Serial sections definitely indicate that at least two of the tumors originated in the crypts of Liekerkűhn. Positive silver impregnation confirms Masson's contention that the origin of carcinoid tumors is in the Nicholas-Kulchitzky-Masson cells in the glands of Lieberkűhn. It is apparent that carcinoid tumors may occasionally assume clinical importance. Metastasizing carcinoids of the small intestine have been described by Ransom, Versé, and Schaffer.


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