Neuroendocrine tumor is a type of tumor that starts in the cells of neuroendocrine system, these specialized cells produces hormones. These tumors can occur anywhere in the body, common sited are duodenum which is upper part of small intestine, lower part of large intestine also known as rectm, appendix, pancreas and lungs. Neuroendocrine tumor of GI tract are also known as carcinoids.
Neuroendocrine tumor may be silent and picked up by chance during endoscopy or USG or CT scan. Other symptoms are :
The exact cause of NET’s is unknown but they occur when there is a change in the DNA of the neuroendocrine cells.The exact cause of NET’s is unknown but they occur when there is a change in the DNA of the neuroendocrine cells.
NET’s are ususally detected by
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