The novel WHO 2010 classification for gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumours correlates well with the metastatic potential of rectal neuroendocrine tumours.
Department of Pathology, Haartman Institute and HUSLAB, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haarmaninkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland. [email protected]
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S. Karger AG
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2012
Our results show that rectal NETs classified as G1 according to the WHO 2010 classification have an indolent clinical course, whereas G2 NETs often metastasise. The WHO 2010 classification of NETs predicts the metastatic potential of rectal NETs better than the WHO 2000 classification.
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