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J Philip Boudreaux, David S Klimstra, Manal M Hassan, Eugene A Woltering, Robert T Jensen, Stanley J Goldsmith, Charles Nutting, David L Bushnell, Martyn E Caplin, James C Yao
Well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the jejunum, ileum, and appendix are also collectively known as midgut carcinoids. Similar to NETs in general, the diagnosed incidence of the midgut NETs is on the rise. Their presenting symptoms vary depending on stage and primary site. Local-regional NETs often present with vague and nonspecific symptoms. Classic carcinoid syndrome is more likely to appear in patients with advanced disease. Local-regional NETs of the small bowel should be resected whenever possible...
August 2010: Pancreas
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