Journal Article Efficacy and Safety of Endoscopic Ultrasound-guided Ethanol Ablation Therapy for Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Matsumoto, Kazuyuki  ,  Kato, Hironari  ,  Tsutsumi, Koichiro  ,  Mizukawa, Sho  ,  Yabe, Syuntaro  ,  Seki, Hiroyuki  ,  Akimoto, Yutaka  ,  Uchida, Daisuke  ,  Tomoda, Takeshi  ,  Yamamoto, Naoki  ,  Horiguchi, Shigeru  ,  Okada, Hiroyuki

70 ( 4 )  , pp.313 - 316 , 2016-08 , Okayama University Medical School
Recently, endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS)-guided ethanol ablation for small pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (p-NETs) has been reported. However, the efficacy and safety of the technique remain unclear. We have launched a prospective pilot study of EUS-guided ethanol ablation for p-NETs. The major eligibility criteria are the presence of a pathologically diagnosed grade (G) 1 or G2 p-NET, a tumor size of 2cm, and being a poor candidate for surgery. A total of 5 patients will be treated. The primary endpoint will be the complete ablation rate at 1 month after treatment.

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