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Revista médica de Chile

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BUTTE B, Jean Michel; ESCOBAR F, Cyntia; O'BRIEN S, Andrés  and  ZUNIGA D, Alvaro. Multiple carcinoid tumors of the small bowel: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2006, vol.134, n.10, pp.1306-1309. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872006001000014.

Small bowel carcinoid tumors are more common in the distal ileum and they are multiple in 30% of cases. The most common clinical manifestation is abdominal pain and the treatment of choice is surgical excision. We report a 63 years old female consulting for abdominal pain. An intestinal transit by computed axial tomography revealed multiple images compatible with small bowel carcinoid tumors. She had a surgical excision of the involved intestinal segment and the pathological study confirmed the imaging diagnosis. In the follow up, this patients has been asymptomatic

Keywords : Abdominal pain; Carcinoid tumors; Tomography, X-ray.

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