Management in Health, Vol 15, No 1 (2011)

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THE THERAPEUTIC MANAGEMENT OF THE GIANT GASTRIC NEUROENDOCRINE TUMOR (NET) – CASE REPORT

Adrian MUREŞAN, Constantin COPOTOIU, Vasile BUD, Maria HAJDU

Abstract


In Romania, about 1.3 million people suffer from a rare disease in their lifetime. Although a low prevalence in the population, rare diseases can be considered a public health priority, as their consequences are numerous and occur on many dimensions (diseases generating death, invalidity, high economic and social costs, etc.).

Gastric neuroendocrine tumors (NET), mainly through their metastatic potential, is a type of tumors with unfavorable evolution. Because of their potential to increase their size and volum, the therapeutic approach of these forms is complex, phased and multi-disciplinary. The case we presented strengthens the necessity for using a multisectoral approach in case management of rare diseases, as neuroendocrin tumor is.

The late presentation of the patient, with a tumor having significant dimensions, as well as the absence of other evocative symptoms of an secreting tumors derived from the diffuse endocrine system, requires an inter-disciplinary approach to solving the case with preoperative chemical embolization extremely useful for reducing tumor volume.

Detection, diagnosis, treatment, monitoring and subsequent supervision of the case must be achieved through collaboration and active participation of a multidisciplinary medical team.

Keywords: Giant neuroendocrin tumor, therapeutic management, mutidisciplinary approach, case study.


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