Carcinoid tumor of the common bile duct: Evidence for its origin in metaplastic endocrine cells Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Common Bile Duct Neoplasms

abstract

  • Carcinoid tumors of the extrahepatic bile ducts are extremely rare neoplasms. The authors report the case of a 36-yr-old male patient with a carcinoid tumor that arose in the common hepatic bile duct. The non-neoplastic mucosa showed areas of gastric and intestinal metaplasia that included scattered argyrophil endocrine cells. Since the normal mucosa of the bile ducts lacks the latter type of cells, this case provides evidence for the first time that carcinoid tumors of this anatomic site probably originate from metaplastic endocrine cells.

publication date

  • January 1991

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1858744

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1073

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 86

number

  • 8