Diagnosis and Management of Rectal Neuroendocrine Tumors.
The incidence of rectal neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) has increased by almost ten-fold over the past 30 years. There has been a heightened awareness of the malignant potential of rectal NETs. Fortunately, many rectal NETs are discovered at earlier stages due to colon cancer screening programs. Endoscopic ultrasound is useful in assessing both residual tumor burden after retrospective diagnosis and tumor characteristics to help guide subsequent management. Current guidelines suggest endoscopic resection of rectal NETs ≤10 mm as a safe therapeutic option given their low risk of metastasis. Although a number of endoscopic interventions exist, the best technique for resection has not been identified. Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) has high complete and
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Chablaney, S., Zator, Z. A., & Kumta, N. A. (2017). Diagnosis and Management of Rectal Neuroendocrine Tumors. Clinical endoscopy, 50(6), 530–536. https://doi.org/10.5946/ce.2017.134
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine