Surgical Treatment of Non-functioning Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas


Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas have a more favorable course and prognosis compared to pancreatic adenocarcinoma and occupy approximately 1-2% of all oncologic pathology of the pancreas.

Aim(s): To present our experience of surgical treatment of non-functioning neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (nfP-NETs).

Materials and methods: Sixty-eight patients underwent surgery for nfP-NETs from January 2004 to August 2010. Pancreaticoduodenectomy – 28 (41.2%) patients, distal pancreatectomy – 12 (17.6%), spleen-preserving – 7 (10.3%), laparoscopic left side pancreatectomy – 3 (4.4%), partial pancreatectomy – 9 (13.2%), palliate operation – 6 (8.8%), explorative laparotomy – 3 (4.4%).

Conference: 8th Annual ENETSConcerence (2011)

Presenting Author:

Authors: Shkarban V, Nichitaylo M, Scums A, Zagriychuk M,

Keywords: neuroendocrine tumor, pancreaticoduodenectomy, pancreatic fistula,

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