Analysis of 1,543 Gastric Carcinoid Patients for Proposed Staging System

Background: Gastric carcinoid tumors are rare and little is known about the long term prognosis of these tumors, since no staging system currently exists. The aim of this study was to create a predictive staging system to accurately estimate prognosis. Methods: A retrospective review of 15,983 carcinoid patients from the SEER database identified 1,543 patients with gastric carcinoid tumors from 1977 to 2004. Patients were analyzed for all clinicopathologic factors and a Tumor (T1=3 cm but =5cm or serosa) stage, lymph Node (N0 no nodal mets, N1 nodal disease) stage, and Metastatic (M0 no mets, M1 metastasis) stage, staging system was created according to these parameters. Data points were compared using Kaplan Meier and Cox Proportional Hazards. Results: There were 941 female, 602 male, average age was 63.5 years (23-101), average size of primary 1.7 cm (range, 0.1 to 2 cm) with 11.6% having lymph node metastasis. Survival was statistically significant between stages (p

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: S095

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