Rare endocrine tumours

  • Tumours that earlier were called carsinoids are according to the new WHO classification called neuroendocrine (NE) tumours.
    • The WHO 2010 classification does not take stand on the malignancy of the tumour.
  • About 2% of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and pancreas are neuroendocrine tumours.
    • Most commonly located in the caecum
  • Incidence
    • Gastrointestinal tract 8.4/100 000
    • Pancreas 1/100 000 (insulinoma 0.5/100 000, gastrinoma 0.05/100 000, vipoma 1/10 million)

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