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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology|
|State||Published - 1973|
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