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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 669

An unusual case of disseminated neuroendocrine tumor presenting with generalized lymphadenopathy


1 Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Dr. K S Karthik
Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.151947

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A 64-year-old male presented to the surgical out-patient department with multiple enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and axillae. As a routine practice in India, this patient was worked up on the lines of generalized lymphadenopathy with a provisional diagnosis of tuberculosis and lymphoma. The report of fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) came as a surprise and on further work-up it turned out to be that the patient had disseminated neuroendocrine tumor from an unknown primary.


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