Goblet cell carcinoid in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1-a rare combination

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Neuroendocrine tumors are rare tumors primarily located in the gastrointestinal tract. Goblet cell carcinoid is a rare subgroup of neuroendocrine tumors located in the appendix. Neurofibromatosis type 1 is an autosomal dominant disorder caused by a mutation in the NF1 gene. Patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 have an increased incidence of typical neuroendocrine tumors, but it is unknown if this is the case with goblet cell carcinoids. We describe a patient with both neurofibromatosis type 1 and goblet cell carcinoid, that according to literature would occur in 0.00017 per million per year. This may suggest a previously unknown association between neurofibromatosis type 1 and goblet cell carcinoids.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftCase Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Vol/bind2012
Sider (fra-til)185730
ISSN2090-6528
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2012

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