Introduction: MTC is a rare thyroid malignancy representing approximately 5-10% of all thyroid tumors. Early diagnosis and radical surgery are essential to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with MTC. Somatostatin receptors (SSTRs) expression has been described in MTC with a variable pattern, SSTR2 being prevalent. Although somatostatin analogues demonstrated poor efficacy in the control of MTC growth, SSTR expression can be useful in Nuclear Medicine diagnostic procedures. 111In-pentetreotide scintigraphy and 68Ga-somatostatin analogues PET-CT represent valuable techniques in the detection of MTC, although with a lower sensitivity compared to 18F-DOPA PET-CT.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Non digestive NETs (bronchial, MTC, pheochromocytoma)
Presenting Author: Laura De Marinis
Introduction: Studies show an increasing trend in the incidence of neuroendocrine neoplasms (NENs). A significant number of NENs occur in less common primary sites, but they are often excluded from the population based studies.
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference (2015)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Registries, nationwide and regional surveys
Presenting Author: MD Raziye Boyar Cetinkaya