Surveillance strategy for small asymptomatic non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors - a systematic review and meta-analysis

Sallinen V., Le Large T. Y. S. , Galeev S., Kovalenko Z., Tieftrunk E., Araujo R., ...More

HPB, vol.19, no.4, pp.310-320, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.12.010
  • Title of Journal : HPB
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-320


Background: Non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NF-PNET) are rare neoplasms being increasingly diagnosed. Surgical treatment or expectant management are both suggested for small NF-PNETs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of surveillance strategy for small NF-PNETs.