Prevalence of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms with Serotonin Secretion
Introduction: Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) are rare neoplasms and represent 1-2% of all pancreatic neoplasms. These tumors can secrete a variety of hormonally active substances producing distinct clinical symptoms, or can be clinically non-functioning. Pancreatic NENs that secrete serotonin are extremely rare, but their prevalence has not been explored adequately.
Aim(s): To examine the prevalence of patients with pNENs and serotonin secretion.
Materials and methods: From our unit database patients with increased levels of 5HIAA in 24h urine and/or carcinoid syndrome were included.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETSConcerence (2017)
Presenting Author: Tsoukalas N
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