Endocrine tumors of the pancreas.

  title={Endocrine tumors of the pancreas.},
  author={Peter Simon and Elisabeth Spilcke-Liss and Henri Wallaschofski},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={431-47, xii}
Neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are rare neoplasms of the heterogeneous group of neuroendocrine gastroenteropancreatic tumors that originate from totipotential stem cells or preexisting endocrine cells within the pancreas. Most neuroendocrine tumors of the pancreas are benign or show an indolent course of disease.A subset of them shows a very aggressive behavior, becomes highly malignant, and metastasizes early with life-limiting consequences. An effective disease-management includes the… CONTINUE READING