Endosonography in decision making and management of gastrointestinal endocrine tumors

C. De Angelis, P. Carucci, A. Repici, M. Rizzetto

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Objective: gastroenteropancreatic (GEP) neuroendocrine tumors, suspected on clinical basis, are often difficult to localize. We report our experience with endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in the preoperative localization of pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs), compared to other imaging modalities, and in staging and following up carcinoid tumors (CTs) of the gastrointestinal (GI) wall. Methods: 50 patients (20 males; mean age 54 years), 39 with suspected PETs and 11 with GI CTs underwent EUS (Olympus GF-UM2 or GF-UM3). EUS data could be compared with resected specimens in 25 out of the 39 PETs and five out of the 11 CTs. Results: in the PETs group 42 tumors (35

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-150
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Ultrasound
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999


  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Endosonography
  • Gastrointestinal endocrine tumor
  • Pancreatic endocrine tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Bioengineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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