Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
versão impressa ISSN 0100-6991
versão On-line ISSN 1809-4546
ALVES, Jarcedy M. et al. Neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. Rev. Col. Bras. Cir. [online]. 1999, vol.26, n.5, pp.305-311. ISSN 0100-6991. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-69911999000500010.
Neuroendocrine tumors were previously considered rarieties. However with the new techniques for its recognition, they have been in a identified growing number of cases, making it possible to stratify them in subgroups. The imunocitochemistry peptide dosage and modern imaging techniques provide essential informations from acurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. The objective of this review is to discuss the aspects of neuroendocrine tumors of the gastrointestinal tract.
Palavras-chave : Neuroendocrine tumors; Gastrointestinal tract; lmunocitochemistry; Cintilography.