Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours versus Gastroenteropancreatic Neuroendocrine Carcinoma: Presentation in Tunisian Patients


Introduction: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs) are divided into two groups on the basis of clinical behaviour, histology, and proliferation rate: well differentiated (low grade to intermediate grade) neuroendocrine tumors and poorly differentiated (high grade) neuroendocrine carcinoma.

Aim(s): The aim of our study was to compare disease characteristic between gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine tumors (NET) and GEP neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) in Tunisian patients.

Materials and methods: We retrospectively collected data on all patients diagnosed with GEP-NENs from 2002 to 2018. Patients’ demographics and disease characteristics were analysed using Ki2 test, p<0.05 was considered significant.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: YAHYAOUI Y

Authors: Harhira I, Yahyaoui Y, Chrait N, Mghirbi F, Letaief F,

Keywords: Neuroendocrine, tumor, carcinoma, epidemiology, Tunisia,

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