Evaluation and Treatment of Small Bowel Carcinoids

Neuroendocrine or carcinoid tumors of the small intestine arise from serotonin-producing, intraepithelial cells in the small intestine referred to as enterochromafin cells. The term “enterochromaffin” is used to describe cells that stain with potassium chromate, a characteristic of cells that contain serotonin. Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors are typically round, well-circumscribed neoplasms found in the submucosa…

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