Histocytologic diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors in the liver: a retrospective study of 23 cases.


A series of 23 needle biopsies of neuroendocrine tumors occurring in the liver is described. Aspirate smears, core biopsies, and touch preparations were examined. Eighteen of the 23 patients had been previously diagnosed: 9 patients had been correctly identified as having a neuroendocrine tumor, and 9 patients had been originally misdiagnosed. Five of the… (More)