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Chirurgia 2001 October;14(5):187-92

language: Italian

Clinical onset features and surgical approach of three sequential malignant intestinal carcinoids

Russo A., Buccianelli E., Veltroni A., Aloise F.


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Carcinoids are rare neoplasms, classified in APUD system, whose malignancy ranges from the metastatic spread of adenocarcinoma to the long-lasting natural history of benign tumors. While the correct identification, in absence of a syndrome due to catecholamine hyperincretion is occasional or confused with other pathologies, surgery is the treatment of choice also in advanced stage, as described in the three cases of intestinal carcinoids reported.

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