Targeted Oncology

, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp 153–159

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

  • Sébastien Gaujoux
  • Alain Sauvanet
  • Jacques Belghiti
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DOI: 10.1007/s11523-012-0230-0

Cite this article as:
Gaujoux, S., Sauvanet, A. & Belghiti, J. Targ Oncol (2012) 7: 153. doi:10.1007/s11523-012-0230-0

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.

Keywords

Neuroendocrine tumors Surgical resection Primary tumor Liver metastases Debulking surgery 

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© Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Gaujoux
    • 1
  • Alain Sauvanet
    • 1
  • Jacques Belghiti
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Transplantation, Beaujon HospitalAssistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, ClichyParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryHospital BeaujonClichy CedexFrance

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