Introduction: Up to 73% of patients with neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) present with distant metastases at diagnosis. Advanced stage negatively correlates with prognosis. Bone metastases (BM) are usually reported in less than 10% of patients. Improved imaging results in more frequent detection but information in general is very limited.
Aim(s): Presentation of a single-center experience on frequency, clinical and therapeutic relevance of BM.
Materials and methods: All patients treated in the ENETs center in Marburg, Germany, between 2000 and June 2015 listed in our NEN-database were evaluated for inclusion. Out of 709 patients 414 had distant metastases (58.4 %) including 109 with BM (15.4%). 84 patients qualified for inclusion in our study.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference 2016 (2016)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: MD Michael Scharf
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