The novel WHO 2010 classification for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours correlates well with the metastatic potential of rectal neuroendocrine tumours.

@article{Jernman2012TheNW,
  title={The novel WHO 2010 classification for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours correlates well with the metastatic potential of rectal neuroendocrine tumours.},
  author={Juha Jernman and Matti V{\"a}lim{\"a}ki and Johanna M. Louhimo and Caj Haglund and Johanna Arola},
  journal={Neuroendocrinology},
  year={2012},
  volume={95 4},
  pages={317-24}
}
BACKGROUND Approximately 10-15% of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (NETs, carcinoids) occur in the rectum, some of which are potentially able to metastasize. The new WHO 2010 classification of NETs applies to all gastroenteropancreatic NETs, but no reports have studied its correlation with the prognosis of rectal NETs. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively classified 73 rectal NETs according to the novel WHO 2010 and the previous WHO 2000 classifications. The aim was to assess… CONTINUE READING
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