Gastrointestinal pathology: Small intestine: Endocrine cell tumour (carcinoid)

01 September 2011
Presented by Simon Cross


Endocrine cell tumour (Carcinoid) of the Ampulla of Vater


An operative resection specimen from a 43 year old woman with von Recklinghausen's Disease (neurofibromatosis) who presented with upper abdominal discomfort and weight loss. Endoscopy showed an ulcerating lesion at the ampulla and a Whipple's pancreatico-duodenectomy was carried out.


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