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9th European Congress of Endocrinology


Gastroenteropancreatic endocrine tumors

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Pathological classification of GEP neuroendocrine tumors

Papotti Mauro , Righi Luisella , Volante Marco

In the gastroentero-pancreatic tract, a spectrum of neuroendocrine tumors (NET) exists, including low grade tumors (carcinoid), intermediate grade malignant carcinoid, and high grade poorly differentiated carcinomas of the small and large cell types. In year 2000, the WHO presented a classification scheme for all NETs, but mostly applied to gastroentero-pancreatic tumors. This term carcinoid was replaced by (neuro)endocrine tumor, malignant carcinoid by well differentiated (ne...

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Biological, morphological work-up and screening for inherited disease

Skogseid Britt

Pancreatic endocrine tumors (EPT) may occur sporadically or in association with the rare autosomal dominantly inherited tumor syndromes; multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) and von Hipple Lindau (VHL). The genes causing these syndromes have been identified, and genotyping is possible which enables the laborious clinical investigations for diagnosis of lesions to be restricted to 50% of family members. For MEN1, no clinically useful genotype-phenotype correlation as been...