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Aust N Z J Surg. 1991 Aug;61(8):645-6.

Primary carcinoid tumour of the ileum associated with massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Gold Coast Hospital, Southport, Queensland, Australia.


A case of massive gastrointestinal haemorrhage due to a 3 mm primary carcinoid tumour of the ileum is described. Previously described instances of this problem have been due to larger tumours. The site of the haemorrhage was suggested by a technetium-labelled RBC isotope scan. The lesion was visualized by 'on-table' endoscopy via the colon and ileo-caecal valve. The patient did well after segmental resection of the lesion. This case highlights the diagnosis and current approach to massive lower gastrointestinal haemorrhage.

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