Morbidity and Mortality Associated with Desmoplasia in Midgut Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) Abstract #243

Introduction: The clinical course of midgut NETs may be heavily complicated by problems related to mesenteric desmoplasia, causing symptoms secondary to mesenteric artery/vein occlusion and bowel obstruction.
Aim(s): To assess the morbidity and mortality associated with desmoplasia in midgut neuroendocrine tumors.
Materials and methods: A retrospective review of our database for patients with confirmed midgut NETs and desmoplasia was performed. Data including previous treatments, current management and outcomes was available for 99 patients (51 males; 48 females). Desmoplasia was identified at surgery or radiologically. Overall survival (OS) was calculated from time of diagnosis.
Conference: 8th Annual ENETS Conference (2011)
Category: Basic
Presenting Author: Dr Fatima El-Khouly

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