Introduction: Absence of SDH subunit D (SDHD) mutations were reported by Perren et al (Oncogene 2002) but loss of heterozigosity (LOH) was described in 29% of the PETs. Since SDHD gene may depict a form of genomic imprinting in neuroendocrine (NE) tissue, the reported LOH may drive activation of the hypoxia pathway. Taking advantage from the immunohistochemical (IHC) method for genetic triage we may deduce the mutational status of SDH subunits (A, B, C and D) based on IHC SDHB expression. These subunits are striking candidates as they are mutated in other NE neoplasias.
Presenting Author: Mr João Vinagre
Introduction: A-WDNETs comprise 32-57% of appendix tumors, diagnosed incidentally in 0.3-0.9% appendectomies (AP). Overall survival is good, but malignant behavior remains controversial.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Prognosis
Presenting Author: Dr. John Preto