Long-Term Outcomes in 50 Consecutive Patients with Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Pancreas Abstract #531

Introduction: Recently, the new World Health Organization (WHO) classification and TNM staging for neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas (pNETs) were published.
Aim(s): To assess the clinical relevance of the WHO classification and TNM staging for pNETs.
Materials and methods: Data from 50 consecutive patients with pNETs receiving surgical intervention were analyzed.
Conference: 9th Annual ENETS Conference (2012)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Takeshi Natori

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