The ultimate biochemical diagnosis of neuroendocrine gastro-enteropancreatic tumours.

Digestion

PubMedID: 8813469

Faiss S, ScherĂ¼bl H, Riecken EO, Wiedenmann B. The ultimate biochemical diagnosis of neuroendocrine gastro-enteropancreatic tumours. Digestion. 1997;57 Suppl 148-9.
This paper considers the confirmation of diagnosis, made initially from histological analysis of tumour tissue, of neuroendocrine tumour disease, using elevated secretory products in the blood. These include hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters and packaging proteins of secretory vesicles such as chromogranin A.