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Neuroendocrine Tumors of the GI Tract and Pancreatobiliary Tract

July 25, 2015 by David B. Kaminsky, M.D., FIAC
Available for CME credit through July 25, 2018


Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the anatomic/histologic compartments of the ampulla and their significance in the versatility and sub-classification of ampullary cancers
  • Distinguish ampullary tumors from pancreatic and common bile duct tumors
  • Appreciate the histomorphologic repertoire and often hybrid features of ampullary adenocarcinomas

  • Develop an approach to the handling of epithelial atypia encountered incidentally in cholecystectomy specimens
  • Recognize the diagnostic features, terminology and clinical significance of high-grade dysplasia of the gallbladder
  • Appreciate the concept of early gallbladder cancer, its prognosis and the importance of total sampling in its distinction from more advanced carcinomas

Ultimately, the practicing pathologists will be able to develop a more accurate approach to the handling of pancreatobiliary specimens. Residents and fellows will have more in-depth knowledge of pancreatobiliary pathology in preparation for board examination and job placement.

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