3 results for "serotonin-producing pNEN".
Introduction: Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (pNENs) are rare neoplasms and represent 1-2% of all pancreatic neoplasms. These tumors can secrete a variety of hormonally active substances producing distinct clinical symptoms, or can be clinically non-functioning. Pancreatic NENs that secrete serotonin are extremely rare, but their prevalence has not been explored adequately.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference (2017)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Prognosis
Presenting Author: MD, MSc, PhD Nikolaos Tsoukalas
#872 Urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic Acid In Serotonin-Producing Neuroendocrine Tumors: Correlation with Disease Features and Patients' Survival
Introduction: Urinary 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (U-5HIAA) is a useful marker for serotonin-producing neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Its prognostic role, however, is yet to be fully elucidated.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference (2014)
Presenting Author: Theo K Bartholomew
Introduction: Small intestine (SI) neuroendocrine tumors (NET) arise from serotonin-producing intraepithelial cells in the SI referred to as enterochromafin cells. The detection of SI-NETs is often concomitant with the appearance of hepatic metastasis thus most patients with SI-NET have metastases at initial presentation. MicroRNAs (miRs) are post-transcriptional key regulators in tumorigenesis which regulate expression of other genes. Little evidence of miR expression or deregulation in SI-NETs has been reported.
Presenting Author: Su-Chen Li