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
- Gastrointestinal tract 8.4/100 000
- Pancreas 1/100 000 (insulinoma 0.5/100 000, gastrinoma 0.05/100 000, vipoma 1/10 million)