Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors in children.

@article{Johnson2014GastroenteropancreaticN,
  title={Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumors in children.},
  author={Paul R. V. Johnson},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={91-5}
}
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) (previously termed carcinoids) are slow-growing tumors of the neuroendocrine system. They can occur anywhere within the body but are most commonly found in the midgut. This review is therefore confined to a discussion of gastroenteropancreatic NETS (GEP-NETS). GEP-NETS may be asymptomatic and are found incidentally (eg, during appendicectomy) or can present with symptoms attributable to either the site of the primary tumor or the secretion of serotonin and other… CONTINUE READING
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