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Title Pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms : practical approach to diagnosis, classification, and therapy / Stefano La Rosa, Fausto Sessa, editors
Published Cham : Springer, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
Series Online access with purchase: Springer (t)
Contents Historical background and epidemiology -- Radiological diagnosis -- Nuclear medicine diagnosis -- Endocrinological approach to diagnosis -- Cytological diagnosis -- Classification -- Immunohistochemical approach to diagnosis -- Insulinoma -- Glucagonoma -- Somatostatinoma -- VIPoma -- Gastrinoma -- ACTH-producing tumor -- Serotonin-producing tumor -- GRF-, GH-, Ghrelin- and PTH-producing tumor -- Nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms including PP-, calcitonin- and neurotensin-producing tumors -- Poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas -- Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinoma of the pancreas -- Hyperplastic and dysplastic pancreatic neuroendocrine lesions -- Molecular pathology -- Surgical therapy -- Pharmacological therapy
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed May 26, 2015)
Subject Neuroendocrine tumors -- Diagnosis.
Neuroendocrine tumors -- Treatment.
Pancreas -- Tumors.
Neuroendocrine Tumors -- diagnosis.
Neuroendocrine Tumors -- therapy.
Pancreatic Neoplasms.
Form Electronic book
Author La Rosa, Stefano, editor
Sessa, Fausto, editor
ISBN 3319172344 (print)
3319172352 (electronic bk.)
9783319172347 (print)
9783319172354 (electronic bk.)