Introduction: SIBO is not uncommon in NETs. Hydrogen Breath testing (HBT) using glucose may be more sensitive to proximal SIBO as glucose rarely reaches the colon. Many NET patients are likely to have distal SIBO however, as factors such as ileocecal valve removal apparently increase distal SIBO risk. Thus glucose BT alone may limit sensitivity for detecting SIBO in some NET diagnoses.
Conference: 14th Annual ENETS conference (2017)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: Tara Whyand