Secondary Hormonal Syndromes in Patients with Sporadic Neuroendocrine Tumors Abstract #906

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are characterized by secretion of peptide hormones that may cause distinct syndromes. Although most patients with hormonal secretion are diagnosed upon primary diagnosis, a significant proportion of pancreatic NET patients develop secondary hormonal production later on in the disease.
Aim(s): To determine the frequency of symptomatic secondary hormonal production in NETs.
Materials and methods: This was a retrospective analysis of patients (n=972) with NET treated at our institution; Uppsala Academic Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden. We selected sporadic patients with symptoms of secondary hormonal excess (conversion) that were confirmed by biochemistry testing.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference (2014)
Category: Epidemiology/Natural history/Prognosis - Descriptive epidemiology
Presenting Author: Joakim Crona

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