Working formulation of neuroendocrine tumors of the skin and breast

Sofia Asioli, Maria Pia Foschini, Riccardo Masetti, Vincenzo Eusebi

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In the skin and breast, endocrine tumors are composed of a heterogeneous mixture of endocrine and exocrine cells. The definition of "pure" endocrine carcinomas is a matter for debate, and as a consequence, there is lack of uniform diagnostic criteria. There are no significant clinical differences in either overall or disease-free survival between matched neoplasms with endocrine and without endocrine differentiation nor between the degree of endocrine differentiation and tumor size, stage, or prevalence of vascular invasion for both sites (skin and breast). Here, endocrine tumors of the skin and breast are grouped respectively into three categories that include most of the neuroendocrine tumors of the skin and breast as seen in routine practice. It was felt that the number of different types of neuroendocrine tumors is so conspicuous that it is impossible to organize them in an orderly classification. It has been proposed therefore, for practical diagnostic routine purposes, to arrange these neoplasms into a working formulation. The latter includes heterogeneous lesions respectively of the skin and breast within the same group that have clinical features in common.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)141-150
Numero di pagine10
RivistaEndocrine Pathology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2014


  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Humans
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Skin Neoplasms


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