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An update on the pathology of neuroendocrine tumors
1 Dept of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Federico II University of Naples, Via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
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Academic Editor: Liliana Montella
Front. Biosci. (Schol Ed) 2016, 8(1), 1–12; https://doi.org/10.2741/S442
Published: 1 January 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue New biological and clinical aspects of neuroendocrine tumors)
In this review, we highlight different aspects of a specialized tumor subset, neuroendocrine tumors. We discuss the terminology applied to these tumors, define their precancerous state, diagnostic criteria, immunohistochemical and molecular markers and finally the grading system that is currently applied to these subset of tumors.