Rare Endocrine Tumors

What is Neuroendocrine Tumors (NET)?

They are rare tumors that develop in neuroendocrine system cells.

  • Carcinoid tumors
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Pancreatic tumors
  • Lung tumors



It is tried to determine whether there are genetic findings of the disease by taking the personal and family history of the patient. Apart from this, tests such as fine needle biopsy, blood and urine tests, ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance, Computed Tomography, endoscopy, echocardiography, octreotide imaging, bone scintigraphy, bronchoscopy, lung function tests can be used during the diagnosis of the disease.


Before starting the treatment of NETs, it is necessary to look at what is in the body, whether it is distributed elsewhere. Medical treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can be used to relieve symptoms and control tumor growth. It is mostly surgical practice.

Liver Focused Treatment Methods

– Radiofrequency ablation

– Percutaneous alcohol injection

– Hepatic chemoembolization

– Radioembolization

– Cryoablation

– Microwave ablation

Treatment Methods for Carcinoid Syndrome

– Diarrhea medications

– Stomach pain medications

– Heart disease medications

– Respiratory drugs

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