Small bowel (small intestine)

Author: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 21 February 2018, last major update August 2012

Copyright: (c) 2003-2018,, Inc.

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani, H. Carcinoma - general. website. Accessed October 20th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • 2% of malignancies of GI tract occur in small bowel
  • 5,000 cancers and 1,200 deaths per year in U.S.
  • Most tumors are adenocarcinomas, often associated with adenomas
  • Metastases to liver, peritoneal surfaces, regional lymph nodes