Jejunal Carcinoid Tumors Presenting as Small Bowel Obstruction

David Ballard, MD; Ryan Fransman, MD; Guillermo Sangster, MD; Matthew Ayo, BS; Navdeep Samra, MD 

Carcinoid tumors are the most common form of gut neuroendocrine tumors, however, they rarely present with small bowel obstruction. We present a case of a 65-year-old woman without prior abdominal operations who presented with symptoms of small bowel obstruction. Computed tomography (CT) showed multiple air fluid levels and a transition point in the left mesentery with two soft tissue densities at the same level. The patient was taken to the operating room for surgical exploration, which showed two intramural masses in the mid and distal jejunum, which surgical pathology showed to be stage IIIB carcinoid tumor.


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