Korean J Pancreas Biliary Tract.  2017 Jan;22(1):51-56. 10.15279/kpba.2017.22.1.51.

Two Cases of Endoscopic Papillectomy for Neuroendocrine Tumor Arising from Minor Papilla

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. cmcho@knu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Pathology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Most of neuroendocrine tumors are usually found in the gastrointestinal tract. Recently, the incidence of gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors seems to have increased. However, only a few cases of neuroendocrine tumor arising from the minor duodenal papilla have been reported. Currently, several options are available to treat the tumors of the minor duodenal papilla. Endoscopic papillectomy is increasingly performed as a minimally invasive alternative treatment to conventional surgical resection. We present two cases of neuroendocrine tumor arising from minor duodenal papilla, which were successfully resected by endoscopic papillectomy. Although surgical resection is considered to be a standard treatment for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, our experience suggests that endoscopic papillectomy can be a minimally invasive alternative treatment for neuroendocrine tumors arising from the minor duodenal papilla.

Keyword

Neuroendocrine tumors; Minor papilla; Endoscopic papillectomy
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