Intestinal Obstruction by Carcinoid Tumor in Ileum: A Case Report
Intestinal obstruction is a challenge both clinically and management wise, often perturbing the surgeon. Post-operative
adhesions and as a component of long standing Hernias with superadded complication of irreducibility and obstruction form
the major etiological factors for intestinal obstruction. In tropical countries, intestinal tuberculosis of the ileocecal region
is another important cause. Crohn’s disease and small intestinal tumors are clinically very rare presentation in tropical
countries like India. We report a rare case of small intestinal obstruction with a constricting stricture in ileum without any
regional lymphadenopathy. After due investigations, explorative laparotomy was done, and resection with end to end
anastomosis was performed. The specimen was sent for histopathological examination. Biopsy proved it to be carcinoid
tumor, with local fi brosis.
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