Turkish Journal of Pathology

Türk Patoloji Dergisi

Turkish Journal of Pathology

Turkish Journal of Pathology

2000, Vol 16, Num, 3-4     (Pages: 071-073)

ERKUŞ Muhan 1, ALKANAT Murat B. 2, TUNÇYÜREK Müge 2

1 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı
2 Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Patoloji Anabilim Dalı

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Gastric carcinoids are uncommon and have different clinical and morphological features compared with other gastrointestinal carcinoids. Nevertheless more recent studies have demonstrated that they may consttute 10-30% of all carcinoid tumors. The following types have been identified. 1: multiple small body-fundus carcinoids associated with chronic atrophic gastritis 2: sporadic lesions usually solitary type 3: Zollinger-Ellison syndrome / MEN 1 related carcinoids. In this article we present 2 gastric carcinoid tumor cases. Both of them aroused in chronic atrophic gastritis background and were small body-fundus carcinoids. Cases were 53, 68 years of age and female. Immunhistochemical tests were used to detect neuroendocrine activity. In both cases chromogranin A positivity was ascertained.
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