Endoscopic resection of an ampullary carcinoid presenting with upper gastrointestinal bleeding: A case report and review of the literature

Nooman Gilani, Francisco C. Ramirez

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Abstract

Ampullary carcinoid is a rare tumor that can present with gastrointestinal bleeding, obstructive jaundice or pancreatitis. Some of these tumors are associated with Von Recklinghausen disease. The usual surgical options are a biliary-enteric anastomosis, Whipple procedure or rarely a local resection. The mean survival dges not appear to be much different after a pancreaticoduodenectomy versus local surgical excision. We report a very rare case of a non-metastatic ampullary carcinoid causing upper gastrointestinal bleeding, which was managed by endoscopic ampullectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1268-1270
Number of pages3
JournalWorld journal of gastroenterology
Volume13
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 28 2007

Keywords

  • Ampula of Vater
  • Ampullary tumor
  • Ampullectomy
  • Carcinoid
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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