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Where are carcinoids found?

The majority of carcinoids occur in the GI tract and are characterized based on the development of the GI tract as either foregut (stomach and duodenum), midgut (small bowel or right colon) or hindgut (left colon and rectum). Approximately half of gastrointestinal carcinoids occur in the appendix with the terminal ileum as the next likely location. Outside of the gastrointestinal tract, the next most likely location for carcinoid tumors is the lung. Rarely, carcinoids can also occur in the pancreas, ovary or thymus. 

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