Introduction: Data have shown that 38% of intended gluteal intramuscular (IM) injections with long-acting release octreotide were mistakenly given subcutaneously (SC); in carcinoid syndrome patients, this significantly increased the rate of flushing (P=0.005; Boyd 2013, Pancreas). Lanreotide depot(LD) recently became FDA-approved for the treatment of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (120 mg Q4W) as a deep SC injection.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
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Presenting Author: George Camba