Emergency Therapy for Liver Metastases from Advanced VIPoma: Surgery or Transarterial Chemoembolization Abstract #1261

Introduction: VIPoma is a rare neuroendocrine tumor (NET) with a high potential to develop hepatic metastases and poor prognosis. The primitive tumor is non-symptomatic and usually localized within the pancreas. Liver metastasis drove the prognosis and induced profuse watery diarrhea or renal failure.
Aim(s): We herein present severe renal failure or diarrhea in 2 patients hospitalized in intensive care justifying emergency treatment of liver metastasis.
Materials and methods: Two patients experienced severe diarrhea due to a hyper secretion of vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) from liver metastasis released into the blood circulation.
Conference: 13th Annual ENETS conference (2016)
Category: Imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy)
Presenting Author: MD Johann Dréanic

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