Concomitant occurrence of neurofibromatosis and carcinoid of the intestine

B. Arnesjo, I. Idvall, L. Ihse, M. Telenius, Ulf Tylen

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Definite proof of the recent proposal that the enterochromaffine cell system of the gastrointestinal tract and the cells of the amine and amine precursor uptake and decarboxylation series have a common origin within the neural crest is not available at present. In support of this theory a case of neurofibromatosis von Recklinghausen Recklinghausen with intestinal involvement and seemingly direct transition of one of the lesions into a carcinoid is presented. Concomitant rise in plasma catecholamines and immunoreactive serum parathyroid hormone levels indicated the possible presence of a multiple endocrine adenomatosis syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-643
Number of pages7
JournalScandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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