Ileal neuroendocrine tumor - ultrasonographic and capsule endoscopy appearance: a case report.

Medical ultrasonography

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Grad S, Dumitrascu D, Badea R, Iobagiu S, Pascu O. Ileal neuroendocrine tumor - ultrasonographic and capsule endoscopy appearance: a case report. Med Ultrason. 2010;12(3):245-8.
We present the case of a female patient admitted for an abdominal tumoral mass corresponding to large liver metastases. The abdominal ultrasonography detected a solid intestinal tumor. The capsule endoscopy showed a vegetative tumor on the terminal ileum. After intestinal and partial liver resection, the histologic examination identified a neuroendocrine tumor. The patient responded incompletely to standard chemotherapy. In the presence of large hypoechoic liver metastases, a neuroendocrine tumor should be suspected.