Epidemiology of the neuroendocrine tumors diagnosed in Cardarelli Hospital: a retrospective single-institution analysis of 274 cases Abstract #51

Introduction: Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) are considered rare tumors and are characterized by their ability to produce peptides that cause typical hormonal syndromes. Neuroendocrine tumors consist of a wide spectrum of malignancies with different histology that can arise from distributed neuroendocrine cells in the body. Although these tumors are frequently indolent, they can be aggressive and resistant to therapy. Its incidence in the U.S.A has been rising in the last three decades (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registry). NETs are more common than generally believed.
Aim(s): In this study, we performed a retrospective analysis of the NETs newly diagnosed at our hospital, from January 2006 to June 2009, to know the real incidence of these tumors in a general hospital.
Materials and methods: The registry of pathology department of the AORN ""Antonio Cardarelli"" hospital of Naples has been searched to identify all consecutive case of NET with the first diagnosis made by our pathologist.
Conference: 7th Annual ENETS Conference (2010)
Category: Clinical
Presenting Author: Dr Ferdinando Riccardi

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