Gastric carcinoid tumor in a 14-year old girl.
Kansu Tanca, Aydan
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Gastric carcinoid tumors (GCT) are rare lesions that constitute 2.6-8.7% of all gastrointestinal carcinoids, mostly affect middle-aged females but the incidence in children is unknown. We present a 14-year-old girl, with GCT. She was treated with recombinant human growth hormone (GH) for complete GH deficiency, and endoscopy was performed to identify iron-deficiency anemia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed a gastric polyp, and biopsies were compatible with GCT.