Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251854
Title:
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas.
Authors:
Davies, Karen; Conlon, Kevin C
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.
Citation:
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. 2009, 11 (2):119-27 Curr Gastroenterol Rep
Publisher:
Current gastroenterology reports
Journal:
Current gastroenterology reports
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/251854
PubMed ID:
19281699
Abstract:
Pancreatic endocrine tumors are rare neoplasms accounting for less than 5% of pancreatic malignancies. They are broadly classified into either functioning tumors (insulinomas, gastrinomas, glucagonomas, VIPomas, and somatostatinomas) or nonfunctioning tumors. The diagnosis of these tumors is difficult and requires a careful history and examination combined with laboratory tests and radiologic imaging. Signs and symptoms are usually related to hormone hypersecretion in the case of functioning tumors and to tumor size or metastases with nonfunctioning tumors. Surgical resection remains the treatment of choice even in the face of metastatic disease. Further development of novel diagnostic and treatment modalities offers potential to greatly improve quality of life and prolong disease-free survival for patients with pancreatic endocrine tumors.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adenoma, Islet Cell; Algorithms; Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols; Carcinoma, Islet Cell; Catheter Ablation; Chemoembolization, Therapeutic; Evidence-Based Medicine; Gastrins; Glucagon; Humans; Insulin; Pancreatic Neoplasms; Quality of Life; Somatostatin; Survival Analysis; Treatment Outcome
ISSN:
1534-312X

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Karenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConlon, Kevin Cen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-12T16:15:46Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-12T16:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.citationNeuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas. 2009, 11 (2):119-27 Curr Gastroenterol Repen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1534-312X-
dc.identifier.pmid19281699-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/251854-
dc.description.abstractPancreatic endocrine tumors are rare neoplasms accounting for less than 5% of pancreatic malignancies. They are broadly classified into either functioning tumors (insulinomas, gastrinomas, glucagonomas, VIPomas, and somatostatinomas) or nonfunctioning tumors. The diagnosis of these tumors is difficult and requires a careful history and examination combined with laboratory tests and radiologic imaging. Signs and symptoms are usually related to hormone hypersecretion in the case of functioning tumors and to tumor size or metastases with nonfunctioning tumors. Surgical resection remains the treatment of choice even in the face of metastatic disease. Further development of novel diagnostic and treatment modalities offers potential to greatly improve quality of life and prolong disease-free survival for patients with pancreatic endocrine tumors.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCurrent gastroenterology reportsen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Current gastroenterology reportsen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdenoma, Islet Cell-
dc.subject.meshAlgorithms-
dc.subject.meshAntineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols-
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma, Islet Cell-
dc.subject.meshCatheter Ablation-
dc.subject.meshChemoembolization, Therapeutic-
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Medicine-
dc.subject.meshGastrins-
dc.subject.meshGlucagon-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInsulin-
dc.subject.meshPancreatic Neoplasms-
dc.subject.meshQuality of Life-
dc.subject.meshSomatostatin-
dc.subject.meshSurvival Analysis-
dc.subject.meshTreatment Outcome-
dc.titleNeuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Trinity College Dublin, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children's Hospital, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalCurrent gastroenterology reportsen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren

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