Trends in Management of Gastro-Intestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: The Contribute of a Case Series. Abstract #2301

Introduction: The risk to develop gastro-intestinal malignancies is higher in patients affected by inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Apart from colo-rectal cancer, related to a long standing inflammation, there is a growing evidence of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in these patients and a correlation between these two diseases has been postulated. We report four cases of NETs in IBD.
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Materials and methods: The histologic parameters and the immunophenotype of the neoplastic lesions were assessed by an expert pathologist using A-chromogranin, synaptophysin, serotonin and somatostatin receptor (SSTR). The distribution of enteroendocrine cells in inflamed bowel mucosa was evaluated with chromogranin stain.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference (2018)
Category: Case reports
Presenting Author: Doctor Stefano Rizza

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