Computed tomography of abdominal carcinoid tumor

Barton M. Cockey, Elliot K. Fishman, Bronwyn Jones, Stanley S. Siegelman

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Abstract

Computed tomography of the abdomen was performed in 10 patients with pathologically proven carcinoid tumor. In four patients numerous tiny punctate and radiating densities were seen in the mesentery. Two of these patients also had rounded mesenteric masses, 2.5-5 cm in diameter. The presence of punctate or radiating mesenteric densities reflecting desmoplastic reaction, when combined with rounded mesenteric masses or liver metastases, is highly suggestive of carcinoid tumor. The CT appearance of the hepatic metastases in this group of patients was also assessed and found to be nonspecific.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-42
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

Keywords

  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Carcinoma
  • Computed tomography
  • Metastases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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