Rectal carcinoid tumor, 6 mm in diameter, with lymph node metastases

T. Shinohara, K. Hotta, T. Oyama
2008 Endoscopy  
A 60−year−old man was referred to our hospital because of a positive fecal occult blood test. Colonoscopy revealed a hemi− spheric submucosal tumor, 8 mm in di− ameter, at the lower rectum (l " Fig. 1a) . There was neither a central depression nor ulceration on the lesion. The patho− logical diagnosis of the biopsy specimen was carcinoid tumor. Abdominal CT de− tected no liver or lymph node metastasis. The lesion was diagnosed as a rectal carci− noid tumor confined to the submucosal layer, and
more » ... herefore endoscopic submuco− sal resection with a ligating device (ESMR−L) [1] was performed.
doi:10.1055/s-2007-966849 pmid:18302079 fatcat:eemnrb4hmjf75nfdy3iwmvpvsa