Carcinoid tumor presenting as central nervous system symptoms. Case report and review of th literature

A. M. Hussein, L. G. Feun, N. Savaraj, D. East, D. T. Hussein

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Abstract

Carcinoid tumors are relatively uncommon. They are known for their slow growing behavior and unique symptoms. Patients with carcinoid tumors usually present with signs and symptoms due either to local disease or to the carcinoid syndrome. During the course of these tumors, they tend to metastasize to different sites, including regional lymph nodes, lungs, liver, and bone. They rarely metastasize to the central nervous system (CNS) and very rarely present with signs and symptoms related to CNS metastasis. We report a patient who presented with CNS symptoms and was found to have a pulmonary carcinoid tumor involving the liver and the dura mater. In this article, CNS involvement in carcinoid tumors is discussed, and the literature is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)251-255
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Oncology: Cancer Clinical Trials
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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