BACKGROUND: Type-1 gastric neuroendocrine tumors represent a recurring disease and long-acting somatostatin analogs can inhibit both gastrin release and endocrine cell proliferation. The efficacy and timing of this treatment are still unclear. We performed a systematic review of the literature to clarify the role of somatostatin analog treatment in type-1 gastric neuroendocrine tumors. METHODS: A computerized literature search was performed using relevant keywords to identify all the pertinent articles published in the last 15 years. RESULTS: Eight studies were included in this systematic review on somatostatin analogs in type-1 gastric neuroendocrine tumors. A complete response rate ranged from 25-100 no significant heterogeneity was observed, and the pooled cumulative complete response rate was 84.5confidence interval 73.8-92.8). Three studies evaluated the type-1 gastric neuroendocrine tumor recurrence, with a cumulative relapse rate of 30.2confidence interval 13.1-50.6) after 34 months. CONCLUSION: Somatostatin analogs, namely lanreotide and octreotide, have an excellent response rate, with a good safety profile in selected type-1 gastric neuroendocrine tumors, which cannot be safely managed by endoscopic follow-up or resection due to multiple or frequently recurring disease. After therapy discontinuation, the cumulative relapse rate observed after a median 34-month follow-up was relatively high (30.2.
|Journal||United European Gastroenterology Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 1 2020|