volume 39, issue 5, P683-690 2015
DOI: 10.1097/pas.0000000000000408
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Olca Basturk, Zhaohai Yang, Laura H. Tang, Ralph H. Hruban, Volkan Adsay, Chad M. McCall, Alyssa M. Krasinskas, Kee-Taek Jang, Wendy L. Frankel, Serdar Balci, Carlie Sigel, David S. Klimstra

Abstract: Background The 2010 WHO classification recommends that pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors should be graded based on mitotic rate and Ki67 index, with grade 2 (G2) pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (PanNET) defined as having a mitotic rate of 2–20 mitotic figures/10 high power fields (HPF) or a Ki67 index of 3–20%. Grade 3 (G3) pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) is defined as having >20 mitotic figures/10 HPF or a Ki67 index of >20%. However, some PanNETs show discordance between the mitotic rate and Ki67 …

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