Finding the Risk Factors Associated with Neuroendocrine Tumors of Rectum


Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors usually exhibits aggressive clinical behaviour and exclusive histopathological features. 60 to 70% of rectal NETs are asymptomatic.

Aim(s): We aim to find the prevalence of rectal neuroendocrine tumors among Pakistani population. We also aim to find the risk factors associated with Rectal NETs.

Materials and methods: The study was conducted in Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. 600 people who underwent screening colonoscopy were included in the study. The clinical characteristics and serum biochemical markers of patients with rectal NETs were compared with those of subjects without rectal NET. SPSS 18 was used for statistical analysis.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Fatima A

Authors: Fatima A, Zai S,

Keywords: colonoscopy, rectal NETs, low HDL-C level,

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