Description of Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms
This book provides a broad overview of pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms, focusing on the most important developments in the technologies used to diagnose, classify and treat them. After a historical and epidemiological overview, the opening chapters examine the various diagnostic approaches (radiology, nuclear medicine, endocrinology, cytology and immunohistochemistry) and discuss the WHO classification. The functioning and nonfunctioning tumor types are then fully discussed, covering epidemiology, diagnosis, morphology and prognosis of each entity.
Careful consideration is given to the molecular features that have contributed in understanding the pathogenesis of such neoplasms and may have potential implications for the diagnostic and therapeutic pathways. The final chapters consider the surgical and medical approaches to therapy, providing a practical and analytical overview of the available options. The book is written by a multidisciplinary team of worldwide-recognized experts and is addressed to radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, endocrinologists, pathologists, surgeons and oncologists.
About the Author
Stefano La Rosa. In 1998 he joined the Department of Pathology, Ospedale di Circolo, Varese, Italy and in the following years was appointed Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Insubria, Varese. Dr. La Rosa’s main field of interest is neuroendocrine pathology, with special reference to neuroendocrine tumors of the gut and pancreas. He is a member of the editorial boards of Frontiers in Pathology and Advances in Medicine, as well as a reviewer for many other journals.