The tumours of the endocrine pancreas

G. Rindi, D. Paolotti, S. LaRosa, E. Solcia

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Abstract

Tumours of the endocrine pancreas are rare entities with evidence of endocrine cell differentiation. Immunohistochemistry is the most reliable method used to study such tumours either for the identification of their hormonal product(s) or to explore functional aspects like proliferative activity or oncoprotein overexpression (e.g. p53). Most of the endocrine tumours of the pancreas are well differentiated and behave as benign or low grade malignant tumours. Poorly differentiated (small cell) endocrine carcinomas are rare and have a poor prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-66
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean journal of histochemistry : EJH
Volume42
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Clinical behaviour
  • Endocrine cells
  • Pancreas
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Developmental Biology

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