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Korean Journal of Family Medicine 2011;32(2):135-143.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4082/kjfm.2011.32.2.135    Published online February 20, 2011.
Four Cases of Carcinoid Tumor in Asymptomatic Thirties.
Seung Hwa Lee, Won Ae Lee, Eal Whan Park, Yoo Seock Cheong
1Department of Family Medicine, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. drloved@hanmail.net
2Department of Pathology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.
무증상 30대 성인에서 진단된 대장유암종 4예
이승화, 이원애, 박일환, 정유석
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Abstract
Carcinoid is a neuroendocrine tumor and contains many peptide substances and biological active amines, so if it is released, it can cause carcinoid syndrome. However, most carcinoid tumors are unfortunately asymptomatic, and it is difficult to find one smaller than 1 cm because it doesn't have prominent mucosal elevation and change. We can reduce expenses and recovery period of the patient by using a relatively noninvasive endoscopic mucosal resection, unless it has distant organ and lymph node metastasis. Colonoscopy is an optimizing diagnostic tool for early detection of asymptomatic carcinoids. But according to colonoscopic guidelines of many institutes, they recommend to perform a screening colonoscopy in the asymptomatic fifties if there are no risk factors. However, a careful examination of colonoscopy is needed, because possibility of malignant tumor in aymptomatic young age. The authors report four cases of carcinoid tumor in asymptomatic thirties with review of several literatures.
Key Words: Carcinoid; Colonoscopy; Asymptomatic Thirties; Subepithelial Tumor
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