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[Locoregional therapy of neuroendocrine tumors].

Authors
  • Roche, Alain
  • Lasser, Philippe
Type
Published Article
Journal
La Revue du praticien
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2002
Volume
52
Issue
3
Pages
274–278
Identifiers
PMID: 11925717
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In digestive neuroendocrine tumours, surgery is the cornerstone of the treatment of the primary tumour. The diameter of the lesion is the main prognostic indicator and consequently impacts the extent of the resection. Types of resection, regarding to tumours sizes and locations, are reported. In metastatic forms, an aggressive policy of multidisciplinary treatments is proposed. Arterial chemoembolization is very efficient in controlling clinical symptoms and liver tumours progression, and allows secondary radical resections in selected cases. Chemoembolization is actually considered as the first line treatment in well-differentiated forms, with rapid progression.

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