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Carcinoid Tumor MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Carcinoid Tumor
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.465.625.650.200
C04.557.470.200.025.200
C04.557.580.625.650.200
Unique ID
D002276
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002276
Annotation
coordinate with precoordinated organ/neoplasm term; consider also MALIGNANT CARCINOID SYNDROME or CARCINOID HEART DISEASE
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Argentaffinoma
Carcinoid
Carcinoid, Goblet Cell
Public MeSH Note
68; was ARGENTAFFINOMA 1963-67
Online Note
use CARCINOID TUMOR to search ARGENTAFFINOMA 1966-67
History Note
68; was ARGENTAFFINOMA 1963-67
Date Established
1968/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1995/06/08
Carcinoid Tumor Preferred
Carcinoid, Goblet Cell Related
Argentaffinoma Related
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