Small bowel (small intestine)

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PubMed Search: Carcinoma[TI] small bowel[TI] full text[sb]

Hanni Gulwani, M.B.B.S.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Gulwani H. Carcinoma - general. website. Accessed May 29th, 2020.
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
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