Gastric carcinoid associated with pernicious anemia.

C Lima, C Pinho, P Abecasis, I Lourenço, T Franca, F Aldomiro, A C de Miranda


A clinical case of a patient with pernicious anaemia and a carcinoid tumor of the gastric fundus is described. In the context of the case the relationship between pernicious anaemia, achlorhydria, atrophic gastritis and gastric carcinoid is discussed. The gastric neuroendocrine tumours and their structural and functional characteristics were reviewed in an attempt to clarify the nomenclature and the diagnostic and therapeutic approach in these situations.

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