Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 32, Issue 7, pp 763–769

Carcinoid tumor of the biliary system

Case report and literature review
  • Donald L. Jutte
  • Richard H. BellJr
  • Israel Penn
  • Jerome Powers
  • Jeevasundari Kolinjivadi
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01296145

Cite this article as:
Jutte, D.L., Bell, R.H., Penn, I. et al. Digest Dis Sci (1987) 32: 763. doi:10.1007/BF01296145

Summary

Work-up of a 62-year-old black male, with a complaint of low back pain for three months, revealed a mass in the porta hepatis, narrowing of the common hepatic duct, and dilated intrahepatic bile ducts. A 3 × 4-cm tumor in the common hepatic duct was excised and biliary continuity restored by hepaticojejunostomy. The excised mass was a carcinoid tumor with no evidence of secretory activity. The patient is well 24.5 months after treatment. The literature on carcinoid tumors of the biliary tract is reviewed.

Key Words

carcinoid tumors biliary tract bile duct obstruction hepaticojejunostomy bile duct tumors 

Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald L. Jutte
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Richard H. BellJr
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Israel Penn
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jerome Powers
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jeevasundari Kolinjivadi
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery (112)University of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnati
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnati
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of Cincinnati Medical CenterCincinnati

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