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JSLS. 2004 Jan-Mar;8(1):85-7.

Sporadic gastric carcinoid tumor laparoscopically resected: a case report.

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Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.


Sporadic gastric carcinoid tumors are relatively infrequent malignancies of the stomach. Tumors measuring less than 1 cm can sometimes be safely removed endoscopically; however, larger neoplasias require surgical ablation. The present case report represents a gastric carcinoid tumor laparoscopically resected in a patient with a history of hematemesis. The tumor was first marked endoscopically with India ink, which facilitated subsequent localization of the area to be resected. Laparoscopic resection of the mass was without complication, and the pathology study confirmed the preoperative diagnosis and negativity of the margins. In patients who present with masses that are not amended for endoscopic resection, sporadic gastric carcinoid tumors can be resected laparoscopically.

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