Korean J Gastrointest Endosc > Volume 21(4); 2000 > Article
Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2000;21(4): 807-810.
직장 유암종 1 예 ( A Case of Carcinoid Tumor of the Rectum )
손수호(Soo Ho Son),김병상(Byung Sang Kim),허규찬(Gyu Chan Hur),박승국(Seung Gook Park),강영우(Young Woo Kang),윤영호(Young Ho Yoon),김혜순(Hye Soon Kim),박혜원(Hye Won Park),전상훈(Sang Hun Jeon),권두영(Doo Young Gwon),황재석(Jae Suk Hwang),허정욱(Jung Wook Hur),안성훈(Sung Hun An)
Abstract
Carcinoid tumor primarily affects the intestinal tract, which arise from the Kulchitsky cells found at the base of the crypts of Lieberkuhn. Rectal carcinoids are relatively uncommon lesions, representing only 1.3 percent of all rectal tumors. Rectal carcinoids have benign course and are usually asymptomatic. While their prognosis is generally favorable, it is known that about 15% of these tumors metastasize. Rectal carcinoid tumors should be treated appropriately and aggressively when indicated. Present-day treatment programs call for radical cancer resection only for lesions larger than 2 cm in diameter and local resection for all others. We have experienced a case of carcinoid tumor of the rectum treated by endoscopic polypectomy.
Key Words: Carcinoid tumor , Rectum
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