Introduction: Patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are at risk for vitamin deficiencies and poor nutritional status due to excessive serotonin production, diarrhea, previous gastrointestinal surgery, and/or treatment with somatostatin analogues (SSA). Little knowledge exists about vitamin deficiency and how patients should be supported for the deficiencies they develop during their long-lasting disease.
Conference: 17th Annual ENETS Conference 2020 (2020)
Category: Medical treatment - others, not specified
Presenting Author: MD Johannes Stelwagen
Introduction: Patients with a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) often have gastro-intestinal complaints due to somatostatin analogue (SSA), tumor mass, secretion of neuroendocrine amines or treatment. This can lead to impaired absorption of critical food components such as vitamins. Serotonin producing NET patients may also have low plasma tryptophan.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference 2017 (2017)
Category: Medical treatment - Others
Presenting Author: drs Ld de Hosson