Michelle D. Reid, Serdar Balci, Burcu Saka, N. Volkan Adsay
Abstract:In the past decade, the clinico-pathologic characteristics of neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) in the pancreas have been further elucidated. Previously termed "islet cell tumors/carcinomas" or "endocrine neoplasms", they are now called pancreatic NETs (PanNETs). They occur in relatively younger patients and may arise anywhere in the pancreas. Some are associated with von Hippel-Lindau, MEN1, and other syndromes. It is now widely recognized that, with the exception of tumorlets (minute incipient neoplasms) that occ…
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