Surgical strategy in the treatment of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

Massimo Falconi, Rossella Bettini, Letizia Boninsegna, Stefano Crippa, Giovanni Butturini, Paolo Pederzoli

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Endocrine pancreatic tumors are rare and their surgical treatment is often debated. This review analyzes the management and the different indications in functioning and nonfunctioning neoplasms. The choice among different procedures is described as well as the role of intra operative ultrasound. Moreover, the different patterns of tumor spread are considered (local, loco-regional and metastatic) along with the indications according to the main controversies relating to cytoreductive surgery, transplantation and multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-156
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Pancreas
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006


  • Neuroendocrine tumors
  • Operative
  • Pancreatic neoplasms
  • Surgical procedures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology

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