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Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú

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SANCHEZ LIHON, Juvenal. Carcinoid tumors of the rectum: clinical - pathological correlation. Rev. gastroenterol. Perú [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp.140-146. ISSN 1022-5129.

Objetive: The purpose of this study was to determine the clinico-pathologic correlation of carcinoid tumors of the rectum. Materials and methods: We reviewed the medical records and pathology of 20 patients with carcinoid tumors of the rectum seen at the Instituto de Enfermedades Neoplásicas (INEN), between 1980 and 2006. Results: There was no difference between sex. 11 patients had tumors over 2 cm. 12 had metastasis. 8 patients without metastasis had, tumors size of less than 2 cm. 6 pacients had endoscopic resection, the tumors were often polypoid, the size less than 2 cm and with typical histopathologic. 7 cases hat atypical histopathologic from them 2 patients dead, all had metastasis and tumor sizes were 3 to 6 cm. Conclusions: The tumor size, the atypical histopathologic features, the infiltration of the wall and metastasis are associated with aggressive behavior and bad prognosis.

Keywords : Carcinoid; rectum.

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