The clinical challenge of patients with a thoracic or neck neuroendocrine tumor: a retrospective analysis from a single Irish institution Abstract #54

Introduction: Thoracic and neck neuroendocrine tumors (T-N-NETs) represent a rare and intriguing condition and the management of patients with a NET localized at the thorax or neck can be extremely problematic. An expert and multidisciplinary approach is generally required for the optimal management of NET patients. A systematic multidisciplinary approach to NET patients has been recently established at our institution.
Aim(s): To review and analyze the clinical and pathological data from patients with a NET primarily localized at the thorax or neck, diagnosed, treated, or followed-up in our institution and to emphasize current standards and clinical outcomes of T-N-NET patient care.
Materials and methods: We have retrospectively collected the clinical, pathological, and therapeutic information on T-N-NET patients diagnosed, treated, or followed-up in our institution from January 1993 to September 2009 (201 months). The data set derived from patient charts and our NET patient database.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Gianluca Tamagno

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