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Psammomatous carcinoid of the rectum
  1. S A Pai,
  2. D Kini,
  3. K Shetty,
  4. U V Rao
  1. Manipal Hospital, Airport Road, Bangalore 560 017, India;

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    Psammoma bodies have been documented in carcinoid tumours of the duodenum, but not in carcinoids at other sites in the gastrointestinal tract.1,2 We describe a psammomatous carcinoid tumour in the rectum.

    A 50 year old woman presented with a two month history of abdominal pain and bleeding from the rectum. On examination, she had pallor, in addition to fullness and tenderness in the left iliac fossa. There was no evidence of mass or free fluid in the abdomen on abdominal examination. Rectal examination revealed a growth approximately 5 cm above the …

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