25 Years of neuroendocrine neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract

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This paper provides a personal pathologist's view of how neuroendocrine tumors (NET) were perceived and defined in the last quarter of a century. In years when the Helicobacter pylori, omeprazole and the adenoma-carcinoma sequence in colon carcinogenesis significantly impacted on gastrointestinal (GI) pathology daily practice, neuroendocrine neoplasms of the GI tract passed from the original carcinoid definition to the current NET and neuroendocrine carcinoma (NEC) definitions. The development of different concepts, basic tumor biology knowledge, tools for pathology diagnosis and the various World Health Organization (WHO) classifications from 1980 through 2010 are briefly reviewed and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-64
Number of pages6
JournalEndocrine Pathology
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Carcinoid Tumor
  • Gastrointestinal Neoplasms
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans


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