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ABCD. Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva (São Paulo)

Print version ISSN 0102-6720On-line version ISSN 2317-6326

Abstract

DIAS, Andre Roncon et al. GASTRIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOR: REVIEW AND UPDATE. ABCD, arq. bras. cir. dig. [online]. 2017, vol.30, n.2, pp.150-154. ISSN 2317-6326.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0102-6720201700020016.

Introduction:

The frequency of gastric neuroendocrine tumors is increasing. Reasons are the popularization of endoscopy and its technical refinements. Despite this, they are still poorly understood and have complex management.

Aim:

Update the knowledge on gastric neuroendocrine tumor and expose the future perspectives on the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.

Method:

Literature review using the following databases: Medline/PubMed, Cochrane Library and SciELO. Search terms were: gastric carcinoid, gastric neuroendocrine tumor, treatment. From the selected articles, 38 were included in this review.

Results:

Gastric neuroendocrine tumors are classified in four clinical types. Correct identification of the clinical type and histological grade is fundamental, since treatment varies accordingly and defines survival.

Conclusion:

Gastric neuroendocrine tumors comprise different subtypes with distinct management and prognosis. Correct identification allows for a tailored therapy. Further studies will clarify the diseases biology and improve its treatment.

Keywords : Gastric carcinoid; Gastric neuroendocrine tumor; Treatment, review.

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