Small bowel obstruction by a carcinoid tumor in a patient with familial Mediterranean fever Academic Article uri icon


  • rare in patients suffering from familial Mediterranean fever. Most cases occur in childhood and are due to adhesion formation. We report a unique case of acute small bowel obstruction in an FMF patient that was caused by a carcinoid tumor of the small intestine. There was a significant delay in reaching the correct diagnosis because the symptoms of acute bowel obstruction were mistaken for those of classical abdominal FMF. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of coexisting FMF and carcinoid tumor. Patient Description A 55 year old white Israeli woman, born in Egypt, was diagnosed in 1960 at the age of 10 as suffering from FMF. The diagnosis was based on recurrent attacks

publication date

  • June 1, 2006