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Cancer. 1983 Jun 15;51(12):2206-8.

Von Recklinghausen's disease associated with gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors.


The occurrence of both gastrointestinal carcinoid and von Recklinghausen's disease in the same patient is uncommon. There seems to be a predilection for ampullary carcinoids in these patients. This article reports the sixth case, including a review of the literature and a brief discussion of the implications of this finding. A carcinoid tumor should be suspected in any patient with von Recklinghausen's disease presenting with gastrointestinal bleeding, obstruction, abdominal pain, and particularly obstructive jaundice.

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