, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 153-159
Date: 25 Aug 2012

Place of surgical resection in the treatment strategy of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors

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Abstract

Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) are usually slow-growing neoplasms carrying an overall favorable prognosis. Surgery, from resection to transplantation, remains the only potential curative option for these patients, and should always be considered. Nevertheless, because of very few randomized controlled trials available, the optimal treatment for these patients remains controversial, especially regarding the place of surgery. We herein discuss the place of surgical resection in the treatment strategy in neuroendocrine tumors of the digestive tract.