TITLE

Is Surgery Beneficial for MEN1 Patients with Small (≤2 cm), Nonfunctioning Pancreaticoduodenal Endocrine Tumor? An Analysis of 65 Patients from the GTE

AUTHOR(S)
Triponez, Frederic; Goudet, Pierre; Dosseh, David; Cougard, Patrick; Bauters, Catherine; Murat, Arnaud; Cadiot, Guillaume; Niccoli-Sire, Patricia; Calender, Alain; Proye, Charles A. G.
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
World Journal of Surgery;May2006, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p654
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: The management of small, nonfunctioning pancreaticoduodenal endocrine tumors (NFPET) in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) patients is still controversial. We therefore investigated the effect of surgery on survival and tumor progression in MEN1 patients with NFPET ⩽2 cm by analyzing data from the Groupe des Tumeurs Endocrines (GTE) registry. Materials and Methods: Among 579 MEN1 patients in the registry, 65 had NFPET ⩽2 cm. Fifteen (23%) underwent pancreatectomy, 9 at least segmental pancreatectomies and 6 biopsies or enucleations (the surgery group), and 50 (77%) were followed conservatively (the no surgery group). Age at MEN1 and NFPET diagnosis was similar in both groups, as was size of the primary tumor. Seven (10.8%) patients had metastases. Five metastases were synchronous, and 2 (one in each group) were metachronous. Tumor size was similar in patients with or without metastasis. Results: There was no perioperative mortality. The average follow-up time after NFPET diagnosis was 6.7 years in the surgery group and 3.3 years in the no surgery group. Three (4.6%) patients died during follow-up, 2 due to NFPET and 1 due to thymus tumor. The 2 patients who died of NFPET had undergone pancreatic surgery at the time of NFPET diagnosis. The 2 groups did not differ significantly with respect to tumor progression [5/15 (33%) vs 6/38 (16%), P = 0.16]. Overall life expectancy of patients with NFPET ⩽2 cm was not different than that of the 229 MEN1 patients in the registry without any pancreaticoduodenal tumor (P = 0.33). Conclusions: This study suggests that surgery may not be beneficial for MEN1 patients with NFPET ⩽2 cm.
ACCESSION #
20743258

 

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