Laparoscopic Organ-Sparing Resection of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease-Associated Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

@article{Dcker2010LaparoscopicOR,
  title={Laparoscopic Organ-Sparing Resection of Von Hippel-Lindau Disease-Associated Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors},
  author={Laura von D{\"u}cker and Martin Karl Walz and Christian Voss and Georg Arnold and Charis Eng and Hartmut P. H. Neumann},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={35},
  pages={563-567}
}
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are a characteristic feature of the tumor syndromes multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) and von Hippel-Lindau disease (VHL). With VHL, about 10% of the patients exhibit PNETs by age 40 years. Metastatic potential is high if the tumors have grown to >3 cm in diameter. Optimal surgical treatment is still a… CONTINUE READING