Gastric Carcinoid Mimicking Adenocarcinoma 656-658
Dr. P.K.Das, Asst. Professor, Surgical Oncology, A.H.Regional Cancer Centre,
Manglabag, Cuttack - 753001, Orissa, India.
Background - Carcinoids are rare neuro-endocrine tumors with gastric carcinoids comprising 2% of all gastro intestinal carcinoids.
Case â€“ A 62 year old male presented with dyspepsia, loss of appetite and vomiting. On examination, a 4x3cm, irregular, slightly mobile epigastric mass was noted. Endoscopic biopsy confirmed it as Adenocarcinoma. Patient underwent subtotal radical gastrectomy. A brief review of literature was made as regards to its incidence and biological behaviour.
Conclusion â€“ Gastric carcinoid incidence is low but not uncommon. Patients with gastric mass should be evaluated closely as the incidence of Carcinoid tumors seems to be on the rise.