Hong Kong Med J 2011;17:332-4 | Number 4, August 2011
An unusual cause of obstructive jaundice
ST Law, WK Lee, Michael KK Li, KH Lok
Department of Medicine and Geriatrics, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Small-cell carcinomas of lung origin have been well characterised for their clinico-histopathological features. However, extrapulmonary small-cell carcinomas are rare, and in particular, they are extremely rare at the ampullary region. We report herein a case of small-cell carcinoma of ampulla of Vater and review its clinical, histological, and immunohistochemical features.
Key words: Ampulla of Vater; Carcinoid tumor; Gastrointestinal neoplasms
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