Gastric carcinoid tumor resected with endoscopic polypectomy Endoskopik polipektomi ile cikarilan gastrik karsinoid tumor

GÜREL S., Dolar E., NAK S. G., Filiz G., GÜLTEN M., KARAASLAN Y. Z., ...More

Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.9, no.2, pp.201-203, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-203
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


The development of H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors of gastric acid secretion has led to an increased incidence of gastric carcinoid tumors. These lesions are less than 3% of gastrointestinal carcinoids. There is a definite association between the occurence of gastric carcinoid tumors and pernicious anemia, atrophic gastritis (type A), and the Zollinger- Ellison syndrome. These patients had single or multiple polypoid lesions, with tumor extension limited to the mucosa or the submucosa. Although 25% of gastric carcinoid metastasize, they are rarely associated with a systemic carcinoid syndrome. Gastric carcinoids, especially when solitary, are treated by surgical resection. Because of gastric carcinoids are uncommon in the literature, we want to present a case, which was treated endoscopic polypectomy and surgical resection respectively, and to review the literature about gastric carcinoids.