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


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… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.surg.2008.06.008

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