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Clinical Gastroenterology Journal

ISSN: 2952-8518

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Gastric Carcinoid

 Gastric Carcinoid tumor serves as the majority of the neuroendocrine malignancy of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosis is difficult as it is repeatedly asymptomatic and non-specific, and the presence of symptoms generally implies advanced disease. Although surgical incision remains the treatment of choice for primary and respectable disease, there are still significant uncertainties for the management of those with metastatic disease. We present a review of the literature on the signs and symptoms, classification, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment options of carcinoid tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. The tumor arises in the Kulchitsky cells in the crypts of Liberkuhn and grows as a submucosal nodule. It is usually small, slow-growing, and often invades transmurally. It is asymptomatic in up to 60% of the patients and autopsy studies showed that up to two-thirds of jejunoileal carcinoids remain undetected in life.

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