Multivisceral resection of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours: A report of two cases

Justin S. Gundara, Raul Alvarado-Bachmann, Nicholas Williams, Sivakumar Gananadha, Anthony Gill, Thomas J. Hugh, Jaswinder S. Samra*

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Abstract

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (pNETs) are rare and surgical resection offers the only possibility of cure for localised disease. The role of surgery in the setting of locally advanced and metastatic disease is more controversial. Emerging data suggests that synchronous surgical resection of pancreas and liver may be associated with increased survival. We report two cases of synchronous, one stage multivisceral resections for pNET and associated reconstruction. We highlight the technical issues involved in such extensive resections and demonstrate that one stage multivisceral operations can be achieved safely.Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (pNETs) are rare and surgical resection offers the only possibility of cure for localised disease. The role of surgery in the setting of locally advanced and metastatic disease is more controversial. Emerging data suggests that synchronous surgical resection of pancreas and liver may be associated with increased survival. We report two cases of synchronous, one stage multivisceral resections for pNET and associated reconstruction. We highlight the technical issues involved in such extensive resections and demonstrate that one stage multivisceral operations can be achieved safely.

Original languageEnglish
Article number93
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalWorld Journal of Surgical Oncology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • GEP-NET
  • Islet cell carcinoma
  • Neuroendocrine
  • Pancreatoduodenectomy
  • PNET

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