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

Authors
  • 1
  • 1 Department of Pathology, Haartman Institute and HUSLAB, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Haarmaninkatu 3, Helsinki, Finland. [email protected] , (Finland)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neuroendocrinology
1423-0194
Publisher
S. Karger AG
Publication Date
Volume
95
Issue
4
Pages
317–324
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1159/000333035
PMID: 22327359
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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