Small bowel carcinoid tumor

Case contributed by Mohammad Taghi Niknejad
Diagnosis almost certain


Work up for weight loss, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Male

A 46×35 mm well defined enhancing mass with foci of calcifications is present at the small bowel mesentery root, accompanied by mild adjacent bowel loop wall thickening.

Several enlarged lymph nodes with SAD less than 16 mm are also observed in the vicinity of mentioned mass.

Case Discussion

Pathology proved small bowel carcinoid tumor, the most common gastrointestinal carcinoid tumor and most frequently involves the terminal ileum, may present with vague symptoms including weight loss, fatigue, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

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