Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with diffuse liver metastases have a poor prognosis and prove difficult to palliate. Somatostatin analogues and chemotherapy have been used but often are poorly tolerated and may not provide symptom relief. Transarterial Embolization (TAE) is being increasingly used to improve symptom control and reduce tumor size. We looked at the last 5-year experience of TAE in patients with hepatic metastases from neuroendocrine tumors.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Presenting Author: Dr Dalvinder S Mandair
Introduction: Malignant insulinomas are extremely rare in children. Localizing metastases of insulinoma is challenging. Imaging modalities like CT and MRI show limited results. Somatostatin-receptor (SSTR) imaging (SRS) performs better. However, a subgroup of malignant insulinoma lack SSRT-2 and can, therefore, not be localized using SRS. We propose that in these cases GLP-1R imaging, using the stable GLP-1 analog exendin, could play an important role.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference 2017 (2017)
Category: Clinical cases/reports
Presenting Author: Msc. Marti Boss