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Aggressive Resection - A Treatment Option in Patients with Advanced Neuroendocrine Tumors


Introduction: Different treatment modalities have been considered for patients with malignant advanced neuroendocrine tumors(NETs) of the pancreas and duodenum.Aggressive surgery remains a controversial yet an efficacious antitumor therapy.

Aim(s): For improving survival rate in patients with advanced NETs,wide resection can be performed with acceptable morbidity and mortality rates.

Materials and methods: Patients with advanced NETs who underwent surgery between 2016 to 2019 were enrolled from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,Jinnah Hospital Lahore.Surgical procedure, pathologic characteristics, mortality rates, and disease-free and overall survival rates were recorded.Disease-free survival was defined as no tumor identified on radiological imaging studies and no detectable abnormal hormone levels.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

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Authors: Athar A,

Keywords: Surgical resection, Advanced NET,

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