Introduction: Pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors substantially differ from epithelial tumors in terms of tumor biology and prognosis. In specialized interdisciplinary centers, a broad therapeutical armentarium can be used to achieve optimal treatment.
Aim(s): This is a single center study carried out over 15 years, considering surgical therapy on pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors in a university hospital. Our aim was to evaluate long-term results and life quality.
Materials and methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis on the bottom of the prospectively documented databank of the surgical department. Between 1991 and 2006, n=59 patients with pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors receiving n=80 surgical procedures were documented. TNM and WHO classification were retrospectively adjusted according to the ENETS concensus conference guidelines of 2006. Follow-up was collected until death or July 2009. Survival analyses were performed by using Kaplan-Meier’s method.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Presenting Author: Prof. Johannes N Hoffmann
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