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Long-standing malignant pancreatic carcinoid treated with octreotide.

Authors
  • Varas-Lorenzo, M J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista española de enfermedades digestivas : organo oficial de la Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2010
Volume
102
Issue
11
Pages
662–666
Identifiers
PMID: 21142389
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A male presented with a metastatic, plasma serotonin-secreting (high 5-HIAA in urine), malignant pancreatic carcinoid with a carcinoid-like syndrome, and was assessed using ultrasounds (US), computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and Octreoscan; he sequentially received chemotherapy, interferon and octreotide, with long-term, 12-year survival after diagnosis. Given this unusual case, the second reported in our country, the overall literature is reviewed.

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