Hyperammonemic Encephalopathy in Neuroendocrine Tumor Resolved Through Liver Embolization: A Case Report Abstract #374

Introduction: Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are a rare cause of secondary hyperammonemic encephalopathy. Possible etiological mechanisms are global hepatic dysfunction secondary to tumor burden or microvascular portosystemic shunting in the liver metastases often present in GEP-NET.
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Materials and methods: A 61-year-old women was diagnosed with a G1 pancreatic NET with diffuse liver metastases. Five months after diagnosis, under treatment with octreotide, the patient presented with confusion, ataxia, apraxia, inversion of circadian rhythm and incontinence.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Timon Vandamme

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