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Small bowel obstruction caused by a carcinoid tumour


Int J Med Res Health Sci. |

Author: Ganesan M, Nirankumar Samuel, Karthikeyan.D, Ajay Raja
Int J Med Res Health Sci.2014;3(2):491-493 |  DOI:10.5958/j.2319-5886.3.2.104


Carcinoid tumours are rare neuroendocrine tumours causing a spectrum of symptoms ranging from chronic intestinal obstruction to systemic symptoms like sweating, diarrhoea and right side heart failure. We present here the case history of a male patient aged forty with a carcinoid tumour in the distal small intestine presenting with chronic intermittent intestinal obstruction and no systemic symptoms and metastasis. This case is presented for its rarity.

Keywords: Carcinoid Tumors, Intestinal Obstruction, Metastasis

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