Carcinoid tumor, Rectum, Metastasis, Liver"/> A Case of a Small Rectal Carcinoid Tumor with Multiple Liver Metastasis
Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 38(2); 2009 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2009;38(2): 103-106.
다발성 간 전이를 일으킨 작은 직장 유암종 1예
신은경ㆍ박선자ㆍ김규종ㆍ문원ㆍ박무인ㆍ임동한ㆍ이지숙ㆍ박찬복
고신대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
A Case of a Small Rectal Carcinoid Tumor with Multiple Liver Metastasis
Eun Kyung Shin, M.D., Seun Ja Park, M.D., Kyu Jong Kim, M.D., Won Moon, M.D., Moo In Park, M.D., Dong Han Im, M.D., Jee Suk Lee, M.D. and Chan Bok Park, M.D.
Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Abstract
Carcinoid tumors originate from the enterochromaffin cells. Rectal carcinoid tumors comprise 12.6% of all carcinoid tumors and they represent the third largest group of the gut carcinoids. However, a recent report showed that the number of reported cases has increases rapidly, which is probably due to the increased number of colonoscopic examinations. The aggressiveness of rectal carcinoid tumors is determined by the depth of invasion and the presence of metastasis. The clinical course of rectal carcinoid is benign, but these tumors may have a malignant character when the lesion is larger than 2 cm in diameter. We have experienced a case of rectal carcinoid tumor smaller than 2 cm in diameter and the patient had multiple liver metastasis. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2009;38:103-106)
Key Words: Carcinoid tumor, Rectum, Metastasis, Liver
주요어: 유암종, 직장, 전이,
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