Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours

Topics: Digestive Oncology, Endoscopy

Authors: Dalvinder Mandair, Christos Toumpanakis, Martyn Caplin
Editor: Natalie Wood
This course was developed by UEG and is accredited with 1 European CME credit.

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Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs)

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) develop from enterochromaffin cells, which are located throughout the gastrointestinal tract. Most NETs arise in the gastro-entero-pancreatic tract (GEP-NETs) and they are increasingly found during endoscopic investigation. Although rare, the incidence of NETs is increasing, and prolonged patient survival means that their prevalence is high. Prognosis and treatment options vary according to the size, grade/stage and functionality of the NET, making correct diagnosis and staging key.

In this online course, Dalvinder Mandair, Christos Toumpanakis and Martyn Caplin cover all aspects of gastric NETs, duodenal NETs and rectal NETs—their pathogenesis, investigation, diagnosis, classification, staging, management and prognosis.  

Learning objectives

  • To develop an understanding of the classification of gastric, duodenal and rectal neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)
  • To recognise the endoscopic features that may indicate the presence of a NET
  • To learn which investigations are required as part of the diagnostic work-up
  • To identify the patients that need to be referred to a specialist NET centre

Target audience

This course is suitable for gastroenterologists, nurse endoscopists, upper gastrointestinal surgeons and colorectal surgeons, but is also appropriate for trainees and medical students.

Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours
Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumours