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Disease Carcinoid Tumor

Name Carcinoid Tumor
Synonyms Argentaffinoma | Argentaffinomas | Carcinoid | Carcinoid, Goblet Cell | Carcinoids | Carcinoids, Goblet Cell | Carcinoid Tumors | Goblet Cell Carcinoid | Goblet Cell Carcinoids | Tumor, Carcinoid | Tumors, Carcinoid
Definition A usually small, slow-growing neoplasm composed of islands of rounded, oxyphilic, or spindle-shaped cells of medium size, with moderately small vesicular nuclei, and covered by intact mucosa with a yellow cut surface. The tumor can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract (and in the lungs and other sites); approximately 90% arise in the appendix. It is now established that these tumors are of neuroendocrine origin and derive from a primitive stem cell. (From Stedman, 25th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1182)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D002276

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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoid Tumor Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Adenocarcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoid Tumor Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoid Tumor Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Carcinoid Tumor Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Carcinoid Tumors, Intestinal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Malignant Carcinoid Syndrome Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Neurofibromatosis-Pheochromocytoma-Duodenal Carcinoid Syndrome