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

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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 ENETSConcerence (2015)

Presenting Author: Derks J

Authors: Derks J, Dingemans A, Van Suylen R, Thunnissen E, Den Bakker M,

Keywords: NET, Diagnosis,

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