Diagnosis and Preoperative Assessment (Algorithms) for Pancreatic NETs
PNETs arise from neuroendocrine cells within the pancreas. Most (up to 90 % in some series) do not secrete hormones (nonfunctioning) and may be an incidental finding on imaging. The rest are described as functioning. These exhibit hypersecretion of various hormones and are generally defined by their secretory products. They may produce one or more hormones, which subsequently give rise to a specific clinical picture (Table 8.1).