The palliative benefit of aggressive surgical intervention for both hepatic and mesenteric metastases from neuroendocrine tumors.

@article{Chambers2008ThePB,
  title={The palliative benefit of aggressive surgical intervention for both hepatic and mesenteric metastases from neuroendocrine tumors.},
  author={Anthony J. Chambers and Janice L. Pasieka and Elijah Dixon and O. P. Rorstad},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={144 4},
  pages={645-51; discussion 651-3}
}
BACKGROUND Metastatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) can present with complications of gastrointestinal tract obstruction or ischemia and carcinoid syndrome (CS). The purpose of this study was to assess whether aggressive surgical intervention of metastatic NETs provides effective palliation from these symptoms. METHODS Sixty-six patients with metastatic gastrointestinal tract NETs that presented with either CS and/or obstructive symptoms were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were managed… CONTINUE READING