Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors in Two Children

Koca T., Dereci S. , KARAHAN N. , AKÇAM M.

INDIAN PEDIATRICS, cilt.53, sa.1, ss.70-72, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 53 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13312-016-0924-y
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.70-72


Background: Enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia and neuroendocrine tumors are relatively rare in childhood. Case characteristics: A 15-year-old girl who presented with epigastric pain and a 6-year-old boy who was admitted with hematochezia. Endoscopy revealed nodules in the stomach in Case 1, and polyploidy lesion in the rectum in Case 2. Outcome: Enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia in Case 1 and neuroendocrine tumor in Case 2. Message: A low index of suspicion for neuroendocrine tumors in children can result in delay in the detection of these rare but potentially malignant diseases.