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Carcinoid tumors arising in Meckel's diverticulum

Report of a case

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A carcinoid tumor was found within a Meckel's diverticulum as an incidental finding at autopsy in a 61-year-old Caucasian woman. The tumor showed superficial muscularis invasion in the absence of distant metastases. This case constitutes what is felt to be the thirty-sixth case in the world literature.

An associated congenital malformation was a cardiac atrial septal defect.

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Figueroa, G., Tedeschi, L.G. Carcinoid tumors arising in Meckel's diverticulum. Digest Dis Sci 12, 1178–1180 (1967).

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