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Laparoscopic Resection of Primary Midgut Carcinoid Tumors
Introduction: Laparoscopic intestinal surgery is the preferable technique in the majority of intestinal surgical disorders. However, there is no series reported to date on laparoscopic resection of intestinal midgut carcinoid tumors (MCT) due to the rarity as well as the technical difficulties in resection of the large mesenteric root lymph node mass commonly found in these tumors, and the occasional difficulty in identifying the primary MCT. This is the first series reporting the results of laparoscopic resection of MCT.
Aim(s): To evaluate outcome of laparoscopic resection of MCT.
Materials and methods: All consecutive patients with MCT (excluding appendiceal carcinoid) between 2002 to 2012 underwent laparoscopic resection. Patients' data and outcome were analyzed.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETSConcerence (2013)
Presenting Author: Reissman P
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