What are the guidelines on the treatment of nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)?

Updated: Dec 23, 2018
  • Author: Evan S Ong, MD, MS; more...
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For nonfunctioning pancreatic NETs, treatment recommendations are as follows:

  • Tumors ≤2 cm: Enucleation of the tumors with strong consideration of lymph node resection or pancreatectomy (Whipple type or proximal) with or without regional node resection, or distal pancreatectomy with or without regional node resection/splenectomy

  • Tumors >2 cm located at the head: Whipple-type or proximal pancreatectomy with regional node resection

  • Tumors >2 cm located distally: Distal pancreatectomy with regional node resection and splenectomy


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