The rare malignancy of the hepatobiliary system: Ampullary carcinoid tumor

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Ozsoy M., Ozsoy Y., Canda A. E., Nalbant O. A., Haskaraca F.

Case Reports in Medicine, vol.2011, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2011
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2011/173036
  • Journal Name: Case Reports in Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction. Carcinoid tumors are low-grade tumors originating from endoderm and mostly involving the gastrointestinal system. However; they may be seen in any site within the gastrointestinal system. Case Presentation. A 69-year-old female patient. The results of blood tests were observed to be consistent with obstructive jaundice. A mass appearance was not encountered on tomographic examination. Papilla that was tumor-like macroscopically was seen in the second part of the duodenum in diagnostic endoscopy. Pyloruspreserving pancreaticoduodenectomy surgical procedure was applied. On pathological examination of the mass, a tumoral mass was detected in ampulla vateri localization, 1.5 × 1 × 0.8cm in size, which, in immunohistochemical staining, was evaluated as a neuroendocrine tumor. Also, Metastasis was observed. Conclusion. The rarest type of carcinoid tumor is ampullary located carcinoid tumor, and tumor size is not a reliable indicator for tumor aggressivity in ampullary carcinoid tumors. Copyright © 2011 Mustafa Ozsoy et al.