neuroendocrine tumour

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neuroendocrine tumour

An endocrine tumour neoplasm with a characteristic morphology, often composed of sheets and clusters of round blue cells with granular chromatin and an attenuated rim of poorly demarcated cytoplasm.
Clinical findings
NETs present with vague, nonspecific symptoms, including abdominal pain, nausea, weight loss and, rarely, obstructive symptoms; only 10% present with a carcinoid syndrome due to high circulating neuroendocrine hormones, in particular serotonin (5-HT), which causes flushing, diarrhoea, asthma and tricuspid regurgitation.

Carcinoids, small cell carcinomas, medullary carcinoma of thyroid, Merkel cell tumour, cutaneous neuroendocrine tumours, pancreatic islet cell tumours, pheochromocytoma.

Neuroendocrine tumour
Low grade—Typical carcinoid.
Intermediate grade—Atypical carcinoid.
High grade—Large cell: neuroendocrine tumour; small cell: lung cancer.
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e centre will ocially receive the award at the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society's T annual meeting in Barcelona this month.
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The over production of protein and hormones can create several symptoms throughout the body that are common in other illnesses, a characteristic that renders neuroendocrine tumour diagnosis a difficult feat.
Neuroendocrine tumours affect one in every 50,000 people.
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Neuroendocrine tumours are slow-developing and originate from neuroendocrine cells; which are responsible for the production of hormones throughout the body.
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