Matias Bruzoni, MD FACS

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  • Management of the primary tumor in patients with metastatic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor: a contemporary single-institution review AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY Bruzoni, M., Parikh, P., Celis, R., Are, C., Ly, Q. P., Meza, J. L., Sasson, A. R. 2009; 197 (3): 376-380


    Pancreatic nonfunctioning neuroendocrine tumors (PNFNETs) are an uncommon malignancy and often present with metastatic disease. There is a lack of information on the management of the primary tumor in patients who present with unresectable synchronous hepatic metastases.A retrospective review (2001-2008) of PNFNETs was conducted. Patients were divided into 3 groups: PNFNET without evidence of hepatic metastasis (group A), PNFNET with metastatic disease involving less than 50% of the liver (group B), and PNFNET with metastatic disease involving more than 50% of the liver (group C). Clinical data and outcomes were analyzed.Thirty-five patients with PNFNET were identified (group A = 15, group B = 11, group C = 9). Resection of the pancreatic tumor was performed in 26 patients. With a mean follow-up period of 30 months, death from disease progression occurred in 1 patient in group A, none in group B, and in 7 in group C.In selected patients, resection of the primary pancreatic tumor even in the setting of unresectable but limited hepatic metastases may be indicated.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2008.11.005

    View details for Web of Science ID 000264277400037

    View details for PubMedID 19245918

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