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Carcinoid Tumor

"Carcinoid Tumor" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A usually small, slow-growing neoplasm composed of islands of rounded, oxyphilic, or spindle-shaped cells of medium size, with moderately small vesicular nuclei, and covered by intact mucosa with a yellow cut surface. The tumor can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract (and in the lungs and other sites); approximately 90% arise in the appendix. It is now established that these tumors are of neuroendocrine origin and derive from a primitive stem cell. (From Stedman, 25th ed & Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 3d ed, p1182)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Carcinoid Tumor" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Carcinoid Tumor" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 129 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 10 publications in 2006
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