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Chirurgia 2007 February;20(1):51-3

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Duodenal carcinoid tumors: how aggressive? A case report with review of literature

Virzì G., Scaravilli F., Ragazzi S., D’Agati P., Ciaccio G., Mascali D., Piazza D.

First Department of Surgery Vittorio Emanuele Hospital, Catania, Italy


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Carcinoid tumors belong to the family of neuroendocrine tumors. They are rare, with an incidence of 1.2-2.1/100,000 population, being neither completely malignant nor completely benign.
They are slow growing malignancies, and radical surgery represent the primary choice of treatment. We present a case report of a patient with neuroendocrine carcinoma of duodenum in which a conservative surgery was performed.

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