Usefulness of Capsule Endoscopy and Double-balloon Enteroscopy for the Diagnosis of Multiple Carcinoid Tumors in the Small Intestine: Case Reports and a Literature Review

  • Tominaga Kentaro
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
  • Kamimura Kenya
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
  • Yokoyama Junji
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan
  • Terai Shuji
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata University, Japan

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Abstract

<p>The incidence of carcinoid tumor in the small intestine is increasing; however, its preoperative diagnosis is difficult. We recently experienced three cases of multiple carcinoid tumors in the small intestine successfully detected using capsule endoscopy (CE), followed by a pathological diagnosis using double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). To diagnose multiple carcinoid in the small intestine appropriately, we reviewed the information of five cases reported to date along with our three recent cases. The literature review demonstrated that CE and DBE are useful for detecting and diagnosing small intestinal carcinoids and tumor multiplicity, which aids in determining the appropriate resection range. </p>

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 58 (5), 655-659, 2019-03-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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