Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 342–357

Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms: diagnosis and management

  • Aparna Balachandran
  • Eric P. Tamm
  • Priya R. Bhosale
  • Madhavi Patnana
  • Raghu Vikram
  • Jason B. Fleming
  • Matthew H. Katz
  • Chuslip Charnsangavej
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00261-012-9923-1

Cite this article as:
Balachandran, A., Tamm, E.P., Bhosale, P.R. et al. Abdom Imaging (2013) 38: 342. doi:10.1007/s00261-012-9923-1

Abstract

Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms are uncommon but rising in incidence. There have been recent changes in the WHO nomenclature and a newly proposed American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging, which complement each other. These neoplasms are of great medical and radiological interest because of their diverse presenting features and imaging appearances. There is an increased role for both anatomic and functional imaging in the assessment of these neoplasms. A review of the nomenclature, staging, and imaging is presented in this paper.

Keywords

Pancreatic neuroendocrineTNM stagingImagingCTPET–CT

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aparna Balachandran
    • 1
  • Eric P. Tamm
    • 1
  • Priya R. Bhosale
    • 1
  • Madhavi Patnana
    • 1
  • Raghu Vikram
    • 1
  • Jason B. Fleming
    • 2
  • Matthew H. Katz
    • 2
  • Chuslip Charnsangavej
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Surgical OncologyUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Faculty CenterHoustonUSA