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Carcinoid tumour arising in a Meckel's diverticulum.
  1. J. J. Payne-James,
  2. N. W. Law,
  3. R. M. Watkins


    A patient with a carcinoid tumour arising in a Meckel's diverticulum and presenting with acute small intestinal obstruction is described. Review of previously reported cases indicates that the initial clinical presentation of carcinoid tumours occurring in a Meckel's diverticulum is usually similar to that of appendiceal carcinoids. While most carcinoids in Meckel's diverticula present as incidental findings at post-mortem examination or laparotomy, their metastatic potential and subsequent behaviour resembles that of other small intestinal carcinoid tumours.

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