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ea0046p23 | (1) | UKINETS2016

Evaluation of faecal elastase 1 in symptomatic patients with neuroendocrine tumours

Chaudhry Rayhan , Newbould Rachel , Williams Megan , Reid Kieran , Donnelly Lauren , Lewis Janet , Khan Mohid

Monitoring patients with NETs reveals a significant prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms, often unrelated directly to the tumour1. Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency exemplifies a common treatable cause of gastrointestinal symptoms in NET patients undergoing therapy with somatostatin analogues. There is a paucity of data regarding this important issue which affects quality of life in NETs. We explored the value of faecal elastase (FE) as a marker of exocrine pancr...