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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2007 Mar;10(1):86-90. Korean.
Published online Mar 31, 2007.
Copyright © 2007 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Rectal Carcinoid Tumor in a Child
Yo Han Kang, Hyeon Ee Son,* and Jae young Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Sungmo Hospital, Busan, Korea.
*Department of Pathology, Sungmo Hospital, Busan, Korea.
Department of Pediatrics,College of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea.

Carcinoid tumors are derived from the enterochromaffin cells of neural crest origin. Most are commonly found in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The rectum is the third most common site for GI carcinoids. Rectal carcinoid tumors make up 13.7% of all carcinoid tumors and the vast majority occurs in the sixth decade of life. Approximately 80% of rectal carcinoid tumors are less than 1 cm in size, limited to the submucosa without metastasis and can be safely treated by local excision. We report a case of rectal carcinoid tumor in a 13 year-old child that was successfully treated by endoscopic polypectomy.

Keywords: Carcinoid tumors; Rectum; Endoscopic polypectomy; Child