Follow Up of ≤ 2 cm Non Functioning Pancreatic NETs in Patients with MEN1 Treated with Conservative Approach


Introduction: There is a current trend for conservative treatment of non functioning pancreatic NET (NF-PNETs), ≤ 2 cm, in patients with MEN1, which are reported to be associated with low risk of metastasis and death.

Aim(s): The aim of our study was to asses the growth rate and occurrence of new NF-PNETs in a series of patients with MEN1 prospectively followed at University Hospital in Verona, Italy, between January 1998 and October 2014.

Materials and methods: Fourteen MEN1 patients with ≤ 2 cm NF-PNETs (median age at diagnosis 40.5 years, range 17-72) did not undergo surgery on the basis of institutional experience and literature. All patients performed abdomen CT or MRI and Octreoscan or Ga-68-DOTATOC PET/CT, at diagnosis and CT or MRI during follow-up.

Conference: 12th Annual ENETSConcerence (2015)

Presenting Author: Davi' M

Authors: Davì M, Cosaro E, Malpaga A, Butturini G, Ortolani S,

Keywords: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, MEN1,

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