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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 634-636

Cecal carcinoid tumor in a Nigerian man: A case report and review of literature

1 Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria
3 Department of Anaesthesia, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria
4 Department of Pathology, Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Nigeria
5 Gastrointestinal Unit, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin, Nigeria

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A B Olokoba
Gastrointestinal Unit, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.206366

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Carcinoid tumors are rare neuroendocrine tumors that have been reported in a wide range of organs but most commonly involve the gastrointestinal tract (stomach, ileum, appendix, and colon), and rarely ovary and thymus. We present a case of a 56-year-old Nigerian man with a cecal carcinoid tumor that was surgically removed. A 56-year-old Nigerian man, presented to our hospital with a year history of right-sided lower abdominal fullness, audible bowel sounds, occasional diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and epigastric pain. There was no history of hematochezia or passage of melena stool. Colonoscopy revealed a cecal mass occupying more than two-thirds of the cecal lumen. Histology confirmed carcinoid tumor (well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor), which was surgically removed. Carcinoid tumors are slow growing rare neuroendocrine tumors. Mortality is low if it is diagnosed early.

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