Mixed neuroendocrine – nonneuroendocrine neoplasms (MiNENs) of the digestive system represent a challenge for both pathologists and clinicians. Their nomenclature has changed several times, and their diagnostic criteria, classification and clinical behaviour have been matter of debate over the years. Although several attempts have been made to elucidate the pathogenesis and biology of MiNENs, some issues remain open. This review will provide: a historical background that helps in understanding the evolution of the concept and nomenclature of mixed neoplasms; a revision of the knowledge on this topic, including molecular aspects, to give the reader a comprehensive and practical overview on this challenging field of pathology; a focus on the diagnostic criteria and on the determination of prognostic and predictive factors; and a description of the different tumour types in the different sites of origin.

Looking into digestive mixed neuroendocrine – nonneuroendocrine neoplasms: subtypes, prognosis, and predictive factors

Uccella S.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Mixed neuroendocrine – nonneuroendocrine neoplasms (MiNENs) of the digestive system represent a challenge for both pathologists and clinicians. Their nomenclature has changed several times, and their diagnostic criteria, classification and clinical behaviour have been matter of debate over the years. Although several attempts have been made to elucidate the pathogenesis and biology of MiNENs, some issues remain open. This review will provide: a historical background that helps in understanding the evolution of the concept and nomenclature of mixed neoplasms; a revision of the knowledge on this topic, including molecular aspects, to give the reader a comprehensive and practical overview on this challenging field of pathology; a focus on the diagnostic criteria and on the determination of prognostic and predictive factors; and a description of the different tumour types in the different sites of origin.
2020
classification
MANEC
MiNEN
mixed neuroendocrine and non-neuroendocrine neoplasm
prognosis
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