What are the ENETS recommendations for the treatment of colorectal and small bowel carcinoid tumors?

Updated: Feb 12, 2019
  • Author: Cameron K Tebbi, MD; Chief Editor: Max J Coppes, MD, PhD, MBA  more...
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The ENETS guidelines provide following recommendations [110, 111] :

Rectal Tumors   [110]

  • Endoscopic resection by simple polypectomy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) with modified EMR band ligation, endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEMS). [112]

  • For lesions <10 mm and no involvement of the muscularis propria, EMR is adequate, but EMR band-assisted ligation may improve the number of complete resections 

  •  If EMR results in an incomplete resection, then ESD or TEMS may be indicated as salvage therapy

 Jejunum and Ileum  Tumors  [111]

  • Curative resection of the primary tumor and dissection of the locoregional lymph node metastasis along the superior mesenteric root and around the mesentery
  • Lymphatic mapping it is not a standardized procedure and not generally recommended

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