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Disease Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine

Name Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine
Synonyms Carcinomas, Neuroendocrine | Neuroendocrine Carcinoma | Neuroendocrine Carcinomas
Definition A group of carcinomas which share a characteristic morphology, often being composed of clusters and trabecular sheets of round 'blue cells', granular chromatin, and an attenuated rim of poorly demarcated cytoplasm. Neuroendocrine tumors include carcinoids, small ('oat') cell carcinomas, medullary carcinoma of the thyroid, Merkel cell tumor, cutaneous neuroendocrine carcinoma, pancreatic islet cell tumors, and pheochromocytoma. Neurosecretory granules are found within the tumor cells. (Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018278
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1. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Adenocarcinoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
3. DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroectodermal Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neuroendocrine Tumors Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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Carcinoma, Neuroendocrine Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
View node Carcinoma, Medullary Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Carcinoma, Merkel Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Neuroendocrine Carcinoma of Salivary Glands, Sensorineural Hearing Loss, and Enamel Hypoplasia
  Somatostatinoma
  Thyroid cancer, medullary Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
  Vipoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes