Evaluation and Treatment of Non-functional Neuroendocrine Tumors

Non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are a specific type of endocrine tumors in which the cells do not produce any biologically active hormones.  These tumors may secrete substances that do not result in clinically measurable symptoms (pancreatic polypeptide, neurotensin, or calcitonin).  Studies have shown that 10-25% of all pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors are non-functional, with some suggesting…

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