Carcinoid Tumor and Bariatric Surgery

Authors: Keshishian, Ara; Hamilton, John; Hwang, Lily; Petrosyan, Mikael

Source: Obesity Surgery, Volume 12, Number 6, December 2002 , pp. 874-875(2)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:

Carcinoid is a rare gastrointestinal tumor. We have noticed a high incidence of carcinoid in our patient population during the gastric reduction-duodenal switch operation.Further studies are needed to identify any potential correlation between morbid obesity and carcinoid tumors.

Keywords: BARIATRIC SURGERY; CARCINOID TUMOR; DUODENAL SWITCH OPERATION; MORBID OBESITY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1381/096089202320995745

Publication date: December 1, 2002

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