Diagnosis: Carcinoid tumor
Modality: CT of the abdomen
- Carcinoid tumors are a type of neuroendocrine tumor that can be found in several organs including the GI tract, lung, and mesentery.
- There is high potential for metastatic disease in carcinoid tumors.
- CT shown above demonstrates findings commonly seen characterized by well-defined solid mesenteric mass associated with desmoplastic reaction
- The desmoplastic reaction is characterized by a spiculated apperance due to retraction of the mesentery and adjacent bowel
Credit: Case submitted by Ellie Goulding MD to radRounds Radiology Network