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Neuroendocrine Gastro-Entero-Pancreatic (GEP) Tumors

  • R. Arnold
  • R. GöKe
  • M. Wied
  • Th. Behr

Abstract

Neuroendocrine gastro-entero-pancreatic (GEP) tumors are rare but present with variable, sometimes dramatic clinical syndromes. The majority of these tumors is non- functioning and most functioning and non-functioning tumors are malignant. This chapter describes the various clinical entities, has a special focus on histopathology of these tumors as a reliable source for prognosis and summarizes current state and new trends in diagnosis and treatment of these tumors. The management of neuroendocrine GEP-tumors needs a multidisciplinary approach. Therefore, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of this chapter recognize the important contributions of surgery, pathology, radiology, nuclear medicine and gastrointestinal endocrinology.

Keywords

Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Compute Tomogra Carcinoid Syndrome Endocrine Pancreatic Tumor Rectal Carcinoid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Arnold
    • 1
  • R. GöKe
    • 2
  • M. Wied
    • 3
  • Th. Behr
    • 4
  1. 1.Klinik für Innere Medizin, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und EndokrinologiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  2. 2.Klinik für Innere Medizin, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und EndokrinologiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  3. 3.Klinik für Innere Medizin, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und EndokrinologiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany
  4. 4.Klinik für Innere Medizin, Abteilung für Gastroenterologie und EndokrinologiePhilipps-Universität MarburgMarburgGermany

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