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Gastroenterology Research and Practice - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 539861, 5 pages -

Research ArticleDivision of Gastroenterology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA

Received 15 December 2014; Accepted 12 July 2015

Academic Editor: Mala Banerjee

Copyright © 2015 Brian P. Rajca and Mihir S. Wagh. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Rectal neuroendocrine tumors are uncommon neoplasms that historically were regarded as having an indolent course. Due to the widespread use of screening colonoscopy neuroendocrine tumors of the rectum are identified with increasing frequency. More recent literature has suggested that rectal neuroendocrine tumors may progress in a more malignant fashion than previously believed. In this case-based discussion we present management dilemmas, analyze current guidelines, and highlight the role of endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic resection, and surgery.





Author: Brian P. Rajca and Mihir S. Wagh

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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