Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 3–17

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

  • Shailesh V. Shrikhande
  • Bhawna Sirohi
  • Mahesh Goel
  • Savio G. Barreto
REVIEW ARTICLE

DOI: 10.1007/s12664-012-0257-2

Cite this article as:
Shrikhande, S.V., Sirohi, B., Goel, M. et al. Indian J Gastroenterol (2013) 32: 3. doi:10.1007/s12664-012-0257-2

Abstract

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pancreatic NETs) are rare, low- to intermediate-grade neoplasms thought to arise from the pancreatic islets. Recent advances in pathology and our understanding of the biological behavior of this group of tumors has resulted in changes in their nomenclature and how we treat them. This review puts into perspective our current understanding of pancreatic NETs in terms of their incidence, pathology, and management.

Keywords

ChemoembolizationGlucagonInsulinSomatostatin

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© Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shailesh V. Shrikhande
    • 1
  • Bhawna Sirohi
    • 2
  • Mahesh Goel
    • 1
  • Savio G. Barreto
    • 1
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Medical and Hemato-Oncology, Artemis Health SciencesGurgaonIndia