Carcinoid (Neuroendocrine) Tumors

  • Heidrun Rotterdam
  • Horatio T. Enterline

Abstract

The nomenclature of carcinoid tumors in general and of gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors in particular has undergone periodic changes reflecting changing concepts of their origin, histologic spectrum, natural history, and embryologic derivation.1 It is certain that at the time of this writing not all that there is to know about these tumors is known, and therefore, the nomenclature is bound to undergo additional changes in the future.

Keywords

Adenocarcinoma Adenoma Diarrhea Polypeptide Fibril 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heidrun Rotterdam
    • 1
  • Horatio T. Enterline
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity Hospital, New York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Medical SchoolPhiladelphiaUSA

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