Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms

Practical Approach to Diagnosis, Classification, and Therapy

  • Stefano La Rosa
  • Fausto Sessa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fausto Sessa, Roberta Maragliano
    Pages 1-11
  3. Carlo Fugazzola, Maria Gloria Angeretti, Natalie Lucchina, Ejona Duka, Valeria Molinelli, Fausto Sessa
    Pages 13-27
  4. Vittoria Rufini, Paola Castaldi, Valerio Lanni
    Pages 29-38
  5. Massimo Bongiovanni, Christine Sempoux, Antoine Nobile
    Pages 43-50
  6. Frediano Inzani, Gianluigi Petrone, Guido Rindi
    Pages 51-61
  7. Jean-Yves Scoazec
    Pages 75-80
  8. Anne Couvelard, Olivia Hentic
    Pages 81-87
  9. Paul Komminoth
    Pages 89-95
  10. Carlo Capella, Stefano La Rosa
    Pages 97-104
  11. Anja M. Schmitt, Annika Blank, Aurel Perren
    Pages 105-108
  12. Silvia Uccella, Roberta Maragliano, Francesca Magnoli
    Pages 109-116
  13. Stefano La Rosa, Nora Sahnane, Laura Cimetti
    Pages 117-124
  14. Kai Duan, Shereen Ezzat, Sylvia L. Asa, Ozgur Mete
    Pages 125-139
  15. Olca Basturk, David S. Klimstra
    Pages 147-153
  16. Michelle D. Reid, Gizem Akkas, Olca Basturk, Volkan Adsay
    Pages 155-165
  17. Günter Klöppel, Martin Anlauf, Aurel Perren, Bence Sipos
    Pages 167-174
  18. Angela Maurizi, Stefano Partelli, Francesca Muffatti, Sara Nobile, Massimo Falconi
    Pages 185-190

About this book


​This book provides a broad overview of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms, focusing on the most important developments in the technologies used to diagnose, classify, and treat them. After a historical and epidemiological overview, the opening chapters examine the various diagnostic approaches (radiology, nuclear medicine, endocrinology, cytology, and immunohistochemistry) and discuss the WHO classification. The functioning and nonfunctioning tumor types are then fully discussed, covering epidemiology, diagnosis, morphology, and prognosis of each entity. Careful consideration is given to the molecular features that have contributed in understanding the pathogenesis of such neoplasms and may have potential implications for the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways. The final chapters consider the surgical and medical approaches to therapy, providing a practical and analytical overview of the available options. The book is written by a multidisciplinary team of worldwide-recognized experts and is addressed to radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, endocrinologists, pathologists, surgeons, and oncologists.


Diagnostic methods Functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors Nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors Pharmacological therapy Surgical therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano La Rosa
    • 1
  • Fausto Sessa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyOspedale di CircoloVareseItaly
  2. 2.Department of Surgical and Morphological SciencesUniversity of InsubriaVareseItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17234-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17235-4
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