Gastric carcinoid tumours are rare tumours arising from enterochromaffin cells (of Kulchitsky) in the gut.1 The term carcinoid traces back to 1907 when a German pathologist first described these tumours as ‘karzinoide’ meaning ‘cancer‐like’, as he believed they behaved in a benign manner, although microscopically they may mimic an adenocarcinoma.1 Over the past 100 years, however, the term ‘carcinoid’ has been described as unfortunate, misleading, outmoded, archaic, confusing and even a misnomer!2 The World Health Organization now more correctly describes a carcinoid as a well‐differentiated neuroendocrine tumour (NET),3 even though the term carcinoid is still used.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||ANZ Journal of Surgery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2014|
- upper endoscopy