Video Capsule Endoscopy as a Tool to Detect Small Bowel Neuroendocrine Tumors Abstract #857

Introduction: Recent studies suggest that video capsule endoscopy (CE) should be implemented in diagnostic work-up in patients with suspected small bowel tumors. Small bowel is the primary site in 80%-85% of patients with intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (NET). In 10%-15% of patients diagnosed with metastasized NET, the localization of the primary tumors remains obscure.
Aim(s): Evaluate the efficacy of CE in small bowel NET detection in this setting.
Materials and methods: Between January 2010 and October 2013, 10 patients with metastasized NET and unknown primary tumor localization were referred to our institution. CT, MRI and PET/CT were carried out and failed to detect the primary tumor site. All patients underwent CE using a PillCamĀ® SB2 capsule and the videos were read using Rapidv5 software (Given Imaging). Patients with univocal findings were considered for surgery.
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference (2014)
Category: Imaging (radiology, nuclear medicine, endoscopy)
Presenting Author: Helen Miller

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