Midgut Carcinoids Presenting as Subacute Intestinal Obstruction. A Case Report of Territory Care Hospital. Abstract #2061

Introduction: Midgut carcinoids are well differentiated neuroendocrine tumors possessing secretary properties releasing various peptides. Over the past few decades, there incidence has been increased. Since countries like Pakistan lack the diagnostic facilities, they are often misdiagnosed.
Aim(s): Most of midgut neuroendocrine tumors presents with non hormonal symptoms such as abdominal pain, loose stool, vomiting and constipation. We aim report a case of neuroendocrine tumor of gut which was misdiagnosed for the past 2 years. Later it showed poor prognosis because the tumor mets were present in liver.
Materials and methods: We present a case of 32 years of male presented to emergency department with constipation for 3 days followed by history of loose stools, severe abdominal pain and 3-4episodes of vomiting. Patient’s report of these symptoms for the past 2 years for which he was diagnosed as the case of irritable bowel syndrome.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Case reports
Presenting Author: Dr Arooj Fatima

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