Incidence, Epidemiology, Aetiology and Staging, Classification, Clinical Presentation/Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Staging Procedures/Investigation

Published on Jan 1, 2016
· DOI :10.1007/978-3-319-29203-8_1
Davide Campana31
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Paola Tomassetti47
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Neuroendocrine tumours (NET) comprise a large variety of rare and heterogeneous tumours with an estimated incidence of 3–5/100,000/year. They can arise in virtually every internal organ, but mainly occur in the gastroenteropancreatic and bronchopulmonary systems. Gastrointestinal and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (GEP-NET) include various types of solid tumours arising from the secretory cells of the neuroendocrine cell system; they can occur anywhere along the gastrointestinal tract.
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