ENETS 2011 Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Digestive Neuroendocrine Tumors
This special issue of 'Neuroendocrinology' provides the updated and revised version of the previously published and most cited ENETs guidelines. It is the final product of a three-day consensus meeting held in Barcelona where old and recent data on new evidence and insights, were intensely discussed in working group and plenary sessions. Each paper covers the topics of epidemiology, prognosis, clinical presentation, imaging, laboratory tests, pathology and genetics, therapeutic strategies and follow-up recommendations for each neuroendocrine tumor of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. Notes were taken continuously so that the final agreement on each question was noted and returned to each session chair for preparation of the consensus statements and papers. The consensus sessions covered the following neuroendocrine neoplasm-related topics by sites of origin or stage: gastroduodenal, hindgut, functional pancreatic, non-functional pancreatic, midgut (including appendix), and a final session that covered liver and other distant metastases from neuroendocrine neoplasms of any origin.