Multiple Gastric Carcinoids: Uncommon Cause of Recurrent Melena, A Case Report

Mohamed M Refaey, Mohamed H Emara, Tarik I Zaher, Tarik M Ezzat


Carcinoid tumors are neuroendocrine tumors that are not commonly originate from the stomach. The authors reported a-41 year old female patient presented with recurrent attacks of melena. Diagnostic upper endoscopy revealed three ovoid corporal masses proved by histopathology to be gastric carcinoids and were successfully removed by subtotal gastrectomy. Although rare, gastric carcinoids should not be overlooked while evaluating cases of recurrent melena.

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