STOMACH - Carcinoid Tumour

Specimen consists of an open stomach. Multiple small nodules are seen on the mucosal surface, the largest being up to 2 cm in diameter. The nodules appear to be confined to the gastric mucosa and extend over a large portion of the body of the stomach. Histologic examination of these nodules showed them to be composed of carcinoid tumour involving the mucosa and submucosa of the stomach.
This elderly woman was admitted to hospital following a fractured neck of femur and died of pneumonia some days later. Gastric carcinoid was an incidental finding at post mortem.