A National Pathology Registration Analysis of Applied Terminology in Pulmonary Neuroendocrine Tumors/Carcinomas: Is the WHO 2004 Classification in Line with Clinical Practice? Abstract #1184

Introduction: Nomenclature of the WHO 2004 should be used for pulmonary neuro-endocrine tumors (NET) and carcinomas (NEC) classification.
Aim(s): To analyze if current practice is in line with the WHO 2004 terminology (TI), conclusions (CN) of pathology reports of NET/NEC diagnosed in the Netherlands were analyzed.
Materials and methods: CN of NET/NEC diagnosed from 2003-2012 were selected from the Dutch Pathology Registry through 4 queries of SNOMED codes (e.g. NET grade I, M8242_) and ‘free text’ (e.g. carcinoma + endocrine). All CN were screened; CN describing non-lung, non-NET/NEC, small cell cancer, or autopsy were excluded. CN were clustered into biopsy/cytology (Bx) or resection (Rx) and compared with current TI.
Conference: 12th Annual ENETS Conference (2015)
Category: Non digestive NETs (bronchial, MTC, pheochromocytoma)
Presenting Author: MD Jules Derks
Keywords: NET, Diagnosis

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