Pancreatic endocrine tumors: an update.
The morphology of pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) is similar to that of endocrine tumors elsewhere in the body. PETs are usually encountered in adults. They may be clinically functional and associated with various syndromes related to hormone excess. However, it must be remembered that absence of obvious clinical symptoms may not necessarily reflect true lack of clinical function, and subtle clinical manifestations may be missed. Current thinking indicates that PETs arise from totipotentia...Expand abstract
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