Cachexia in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors: A Comparison with Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Abstract #521

Introduction: Patients with pancreatic cancer (pCA) have a high propensity for cachexia even in the absence of metastases. On the other hand, patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) often maintain their weight and muscle mass for a long period of time even with liver metastases.
Aim(s): We undertook a study to compare the magnitude of cachexia in patients with pNET and pCA.
Materials and methods: We screened our clinical nutrition database and identified patients with pNET and pCA who had full nutritional work up with subjective global assessment scores (SGA), and body mass index (BMI). Cachexia was defined as SGC=C and or BMI<18.5 Kg/M2. The pNET were compared with pCA.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr. Amit Yelsangikar

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