Disseminated Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasm (NEN) with an Uncommon Localisation in the Central Nervous System. A Case Report.
- Joanna Białkowska,
- Agnieszka Kolasińska-Ćwikła,
- Dorota Mroczkowska,
- Mariusz Sowa,
- Łukasz Grabarczyk,
- Wojciech Maksymowicz,
- Andrzej Cichocki,
- Jarosław B Ćwikła
Pol J Radiol 2017 1;82:120-125. Epub 2017 Mar 1.
Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland; Department of Radiology, Clinical University Hospital in Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland.
Background: Neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN) are rare neoplasms that originate from neuroendocrine cells and are characterized by the potential of hormonal activity. Approximately 70% of these tumours are located in the gastrointestinal system (GI), followed by the bronchi, endocrine glands-like C cells of the thyroid (medullary carcinoma), the parasympathetic and sympathetic system (paragangliomas, pheochromocytoma) and other very rare locations. The prevalence of cerebral metastases in neuroendocrine tumours is estimated by various authors to be approximately 1. Read More