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Cirugía paraguaya

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FERREIRA BOGADO, Miguel  and  MOSQUEIRA LARA, María Nilda. DUODENAL SOMATOSTATINOMA. Rev. Cir. Parag. [online]. 2017, vol.41, n.3, pp.37-38. ISSN 2307-0420.

About 70% of well-differentiated endocrine tumors arise from the gastrointestinal tract. Duodenal well-differentiated tumors account for only 2.6% of all neuroendocrine tumors. Somatostatinomas are rare neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) with an incidence of 1 in 40 million. These unusual tumorsarise predominantly in the pancreas and peripancreaticduodenum.

Neurofibromatosis type I is an autosomal dominant disease, the mutation in the tumor suppressor gene NF1 favors the appearance of neoplasms in these patients.

Keywords : neuroendocrine tumor (NET); somatostatinoma.

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