Introduction: ACTH production from a midgut mesentery NET is extremely rare (1). A 62y old woman presented with hypokalaemia (2mmol/L) and hyperpigmentation, 11y after surgery of a pT3N1Mx non-functional G1 NET with SRS positive, non-resectable but stable, residual mass encasing mesenteric vessels. Serum cortisol (3261 nmol/L), ACTH (796 ng/L), CgA (530 pmol/L) and urine total cortisol metabolites (33920 µg/24h) including 14 sub-products indicated change of biological behaviour into a functioning NET. Pituitary or pulmonary sources were excluded
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference (2015)
Category: Medical treatment - SMS analogues, interferon
Presenting Author: Dr., Ass Prof. Martin O. Weickert
Introduction: Somatostatin-Receptor Scintigraphy (SRS) has a sensitivity and specificity for pancreatic NETs (pNETs) of 90 and 80% respectively. SRS is indicated as first staging procedure and one of the most sensitive imaging modalities for well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors, based on imaging of somatostatin receptors (SSRTs).
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy)
Presenting Author: Dr Georgios Dimitriadis