Mathews Journal of Surgery


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A Rare Case of a Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by a Ileal Neuroendocrine Tumor

Aleksandar R1 *, Vladimir R2 , Miroslav D1 , Arafeh M3 , Aleksandra Aleksic1 , Milan Gojgic1

1Clinical Hospital Center Bezanijska Kosa, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.

2Emergency Center, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia.

3Cocoona Centre for Aesthetic Transformation, Dubai, UAE.

Corresponding Author: Aleksandar R, Hercegovacka 52b street, Belgrade 11080, Republic of Serbia, Tel: +381604646011; Email:

Received Date: 08 Jun 2017  

Accepted Date: 22 Jun 2017  

Published Date: 26 Jun 2017

Copyright © 2017 Aleksandar R

Citation: Aleksandar R, Vladimir R, Miroslav D, Arafeh M, et al. (2017). A Rare Case OF a Small Bowel Obstruction Caused By a Ileal Neuroendocrine Tumor. Mathews J Surgery. 1(2): 008.



Small bowel Neuroendocrine tumors (SB-NET) are still a rare entity, even though their incidence is on a constant rise. Regardless of the fact that small bowel NET are more frequently being diagnosed on abdominal CT during medical check-ups, in high percentage of cases they are still being diagnosed during emergency surgery. We are presenting a case of an acute onset of small bowel obstruction generated from a Neuroendocrine tumor. The patient was admitted to the ICU, and after preoperative management, she was surgically treated for intestinal obstruction, with a small bowel resection, and a manual end-to-end anastomosis. The patient was released from hospital on the 13th postoperative day. Although major improvements have been made over the last years in the diagnosis and in the multimodal approach, and treatment of small bowel NETs, improving prognosis, the treatment of SB-NET still remains very challenging.


Neuroendocrine Tumor; Small Bowel Obstruction.

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