Primary carcinoid tumor of the mesentery

Hum Pathol. 1984 Aug;15(8):796-8. doi: 10.1016/s0046-8177(84)80174-4.

Abstract

A primary carcinoid tumor of the mesentery was associated with intestinal obstruction in a 74-year-old man. Increased levels of plasma pancreatic polypeptide were subsequently demonstrated. An autopsy performed four years later showed carcinoid metastatic dissemination and confirmed the primary mesenteric origin of the carcinoid tumor initially resected at surgery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoid Tumor / blood
  • Carcinoid Tumor / complications
  • Carcinoid Tumor / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Ileal Diseases / etiology
  • Intestinal Obstruction / etiology
  • Liver Neoplasms / pathology
  • Liver Neoplasms / secondary
  • Lymphatic Metastasis / pathology
  • Male
  • Mesentery*
  • Pancreatic Polypeptide / blood
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / blood
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / complications
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / pathology*

Substances

  • Pancreatic Polypeptide