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Vol 11, Supp. G (2015)
Case report
Published online: 2015-12-17
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Treatment with different doses of octreotide in disseminated neuroendocrine tumor — case study

Łukasz Hajac

open access

Vol 11, Supp. G (2015)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2015-12-17

Abstract

Patient age 56 experiencing abdominal pain and blood in the stool was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor of distal part of the colon. He was operated on, procedure seemed to be potentially curative. Unfortunately, soon there was recurrence of the disease in pelvis minor; metastasectomy was performed. After some time there was further multiorgan dissemination found, confirmed with somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with tectreotide. Medication with octreotide was applied, with good control of both endocrine function related symptoms and stabilization of metastases. While progression appeared dose of octreotide was escalated and disease still remains under control of this treatment.

Abstract

Patient age 56 experiencing abdominal pain and blood in the stool was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor of distal part of the colon. He was operated on, procedure seemed to be potentially curative. Unfortunately, soon there was recurrence of the disease in pelvis minor; metastasectomy was performed. After some time there was further multiorgan dissemination found, confirmed with somatostatin receptor scintigraphy with tectreotide. Medication with octreotide was applied, with good control of both endocrine function related symptoms and stabilization of metastases. While progression appeared dose of octreotide was escalated and disease still remains under control of this treatment.

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Keywords

neuroendocrine tumor, octreotide, dosage

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Title

Treatment with different doses of octreotide in disseminated neuroendocrine tumor — case study

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 11, Supp. G (2015)

Article type

Case report

Pages

9-11

Published online

2015-12-17

Keywords

neuroendocrine tumor
octreotide
dosage

Authors

Łukasz Hajac

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