REVIEW ARTICLE

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 3-17

First online:

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors

  • Shailesh V. ShrikhandeAffiliated withGastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre Email author 
  • , Bhawna SirohiAffiliated withMedical and Hemato-Oncology, Artemis Health Sciences
  • , Mahesh GoelAffiliated withGastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre
  • , Savio G. BarretoAffiliated withGastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre

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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

Chemoembolization Glucagon Insulin Somatostatin