How Do You Treat Neuroendocrine Tumors?
Neuroendocrine tumors arise from cells that release hormones. The parathyroid glands are the most common location but they also may occur in the pancreas, pituitary gland and skin. Cutaneous neuroendocrine tumors are hard to detect but serve as important markers for other syndromes. They can be differentiated from other skin lesions by their slow growth and long duration. The following steps will show how to treat neuroendocrine tumors. Remove cutaneous neuroendocrine tumors for cosmetic reasons if needed. Acceptable methods include a carbon dioxide laser, dermabrasion and shave excision. The larger facial angiofibromas are most commonly removed, usually by shave excision. These tumors may recur but do so slowly. Excise collagenomas and lipomas as well. Lipomas also can be removed by liposuction. Perform surgery as the treatment of choice for internal neuroendocrine tumors. Surgery is generally indicated when the tumor cannot be treated medically as is usually the case with neuroendocr