Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Rectum: Experience in Argentina Abstract #715

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the rectum have been increasing in incidence. They are approximately 18% the all NETs and 27% of all gastrointestinal NETs. Rectal NETs are usually small and are often found incidentally during endoscopy. Patients (pts) with local disease have a favorable prognosis of a 5-year survival rate of 88-91%. Optimal treatment of NETs of the rectum has been widely debated.
Aim(s): Review of characteristics clinical, pathological and treatment modalities in pts with rectal NETs in our institutions.
Materials and methods: We performed a retrospective review of all NET cases of the rectum at our institutions, from 2005 to 2012. The medical records of 32 pts were reviewed.
Conference: 10th Annual ENETS Conference (2013)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Registries, nationwide and regional surveys
Presenting Author: MD Claudia Bestani
Keywords: rectal NETs

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