Neuroendocrine tumors and tumor syndromes in childhood.

  title={Neuroendocrine tumors and tumor syndromes in childhood.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Gaal and Ronald R. de Krijger},
  journal={Pediatric and developmental pathology : the official journal of the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the Paediatric Pathology Society},
  volume={13 6},
Endocrine and neuroendocrine cells form a large and diverse array of cell types. They are present in the form of specialized organs, such as the pituitary, parathyroid, thyroid, and adrenal gland, or in the form of the diffuse neuroendocrine system in the respiratory and digestive tracts. Neuroendocrine tumors are a heterogeneous group of neoplasms, yet they present certain unifying features. These include frequent hormonal overproduction that leads to specific symptoms and a typical… CONTINUE READING