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Virchows Archiv

, Volume 451, Supplement 1, pp 3–7 | Cite as

Siegfried Oberndorfer: a tribute to his work and life between Munich, Kiel, Geneva, and Istanbul

  • Günter KlöppelEmail author
  • Katherine Dege
  • Wolfgang Remmele
  • Yersu Kapran
  • Sitki Tuzlali
  • Irvin M. Modlin
Review and Perspective

Abstract

In 1907 Siegfried Oberndorfer published his observations and interpretations on tumorlets (“Geschwulstchen”) in the small intestine, which he called carcinoids (“karzinoide Tumoren”). This article pursues the questions why this discovery was so unique and what role it played in the later life of Siegfried Oberndorfer.

Keywords

Oberndorfer Carcinoid Endocrine tumor 

Notes

Acknowledgments

We would like to thank Dr. Walter L. Castrillón-Oberndorfer, Siegfried Oberndorfer’s grandson, for providing us with photographs and allowing us access to personal family records, in particular the unpublished autobiography. We are also grateful to Prof. K. Wurster, Munich, for providing us with information.

Conflict of interest statement

We declare that we have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Klöppel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Katherine Dege
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Remmele
    • 2
  • Yersu Kapran
    • 3
  • Sitki Tuzlali
    • 3
  • Irvin M. Modlin
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of KielKielGermany
  2. 2.WiesbadenGermany
  3. 3.Department of PathologyUniversity of IstanbulIstanbulTurkey
  4. 4.Gastric Pathobiology Research Group, Department of SurgeryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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